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Information for DC Physicians Regarding COVID-19 and Coronavirus

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As the COVID-19 public health emergency evolves, MSDC is continuously offering information, resources and support to physicians and the public during this critical time. COVID-19 not only has health consequences, but practice and economic consequences for the health profession.

The MSDC COVID-19 page has three areas you can access on the right side:

  • Updated information and guidance on treating your patients, especially those with COVID-19
  • Guidance and information on maintaining your practice during COVID-19
  • Information for yourself and staff on helping yourself financially, mentally, and emotionally during the public health emergency

Below are our breaking news items and evergreen resources on the outbreak. If you have any suggestions for content or information, email us with your suggestions.


Important Updates

    NEW: US FDA launches the CURE ID app to share experiences of using novel drugs for difficult-to-treat infectious drugs.

    NEW: Updated guidance from DC Health on testing and Acute Flaccid Myelitis

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued updated guidance on antibody testing - read more here.

    The District is now requiring anyone traveling outside the District for non-essential travel to states with rising COVID-19 cases to self-quarantine for 14 days. This applies to healthcare workers. Read more about the order here and see the list of states here. The state list will be updated August 10.

    The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) has set up emergency child care for District health professionals working on the COVID-19 epidemic. Each childcare facility is located near one of the District's six hospitals. If this service can help you, visit See more information here.

    Want to help your patients answer basic questions about COVID-19? Bookmark and share this National Academy of Science page on answers to basic COVID questions.

    Medical information updates: Get your COVID-19 data for DC here and your testing location information here.

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