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COVID-19

Local COVID-19 Resources:

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In partnership with local County Public Health, CMA, and the State of California we are seeking physicians who are willing to volunteer in a variety of capacities, including care and support to your physician colleagues who may be ill and in isolation and the Medical Reserve Corps. To volunteer locally, call 831-479-7226 or Click here to sign up now to help support regional and statewide needs.

County of Santa Cruz Health Services Agency

Their website provides Santa Cruz County COVID-19 Data as to the number of cases, FAQ’s and a phone number where questions can be asked.

 

Monterey County Health Department
Their website provides Monterey County COVID-19 Data as to the number of cases, FAQ’s and a phone number where questions can be asked.

California Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response) and CDPH (California Department of Public Health)
The state website provides California COVID-19 Data as to the number of cases, FAQ’s, resources, new releases and a list of Guidance Documents for COVID-19.

CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Information for Healthcare Professionals

CDC COCA (Clinician Outreach and Communications Activity)
COCA prepares clinicians to respond to emerging health threats and public health emergencies by communicating relevant, timely information related to disease outbreaks, disasters, terrorism events, and other health alerts. There are recorded recent webinars on COVID-19, including one on pregnant women and children. Information for Healthcare Professionals

AMA (American Medical Association) COVID-19 (2019 novel coronavirus) resource center for physicians

AHA (American Hospital Association) Updates and Resources on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Other Related Resources & Tools


Latest COVID-19 News from CMA

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CMA seeks waiver to allow residents to obtain postgrad training license without clinical skills exam

Friday, June 5, 2020

On May 26, 2020, the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) program announced that due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the unique, human-to-human delivery mode of the Step 2 Clinical Skills examination, testing would be suspended for the next 12-18 months to protect the health of examinee.

New funding available for safety-net practices to implement virtual care

Friday, June 5, 2020

Community health centers and independent physician practices that predominantly serve low-income communities are eligible to apply. 

DCA extends physician licensing waivers

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Under the new waiver extension, physicians with licenses that expire between March 31, 2020, and July 28, 2020, will have six months after the public health emergency is lifted to complete their required CME. This waiver applies to physicians licensed by the Medical Board of California and the Osteopathic Medical Board of California.

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Statewide Resources


 

 

Strategies for Redefining Wellness and Resilience During and After COVID
JUNE 11, 2020

SBA Webinar for Physicians: COVID-19 Economic Relief
JUNE 3, 2020

Provider relief expected soon for specialties without heavy Medicare caseloads
JUNE 02, 2020

CMA hosting SBA webinar for physicians on June 3
JUNE 02, 2020

REMINDER! Tomorrow is deadline to apply for 2nd round of HHS provider relief funds
JUNE 02, 2020

Bill introduced to protect physicians from unfair lawsuits during COVID-19 pandemic
MAY 29, 2020

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