Bexar County Medical Society

Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Resources

COVID-19 Phone Hotline (210) 207-5779

Hotline Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday, 8 am to 4 pm
Saturday-Sunday, 8 am to 12 pm

 

 

 

 





DSHS:

§  Surveillance Case Definitions for 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) - May 11, 2020

 

Metro Health Advisories:

§  Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Associated with COVID-19 - May 14, 2020

§  Updated Guidance for COVID-19 Asymptomatic Testing - May 11, 2020

§  Updated Guidance for COVID-19 Return-to-Work Criteria - May 1, 2020

§  Antibody Testing for COVID-19 - April 27, 2020


Map of COVID-19 Testing Sites in Bexar County

DSHS

  • Surveillance Case Definitions for 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) – May 11, 2020

Battelle CCDS Critical Care Decontamination System -
Enrollment Process, Information Presentation



Guide for Identifying FDA EUA Authorized N95 Respirators for Battelle CCDS Processing
- April 24, 2020


To sign up for the decontamination service click here.
Once enrolled and given a code, call 210-206-8571
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Physicians Protecting Physicians - Physician Self Defense is a non-profit organization based in Austin, TX serving central Texas and beyond. It was formed to respond to the disturbing plight of physicians who, in spite of not having access to adequate personal protective equipment, continued to risk their lives to serve their patients. 

 

 

Texas Medical Board Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Response

§  TMB Adopts Emergency Rule Related to Gov. Abbots's Executive Order GA-19 - April 30, 2020

§  TMB COVID-19 FAQs

 

 

COVID-19 Claims Reimbursement to Health Care Providers and Facilities for Testing and Treatment of the Uninsured link here: https://www.hrsa.gov/coviduninsuredclaim

Can I Avoid Contract Obligations Because of the Coronavirus?

Legal Aspects of Patient Quarantine

COVID-19 TMA Practice Viability Toolkit

Telemedicine Payments Information

Decontamination and Reuse of Filtering Facepiece Respirators

Using Cleaners and Disinfectants Safely at Home - The Texas Poison Center Network (TPCN) has seen a 70% increase in calls related to cleaning products and disinfectants. To keep your family safe, follow these safety tips when you use or store cleaning products. Download posters for your office, click here.

UT Health San Antonio COVID-19 Medical Student Response Team- - Early in the COVID-19 epidemic, students at the Long School of Medicine stepped forward to volunteer in the response. The Long School of Medicine COVID-19 Medical Student Response Team and have dedicated thousands of hours since mid-March to volunteer activities. The group identified the need for concise, evidence-based summaries of existing literature. The students organized to review the literature available on COVID-19 and formulate information sheets that could be beneficial to clinicians in four topic areas: Epidemiology, Diagnostics, Clinical Presentation, and Treatment. Click here for detailed information sheets. Documents will be updated biweekly. 

 


American Academy of Pediatrics - Critical Updates on COVID-19

§ COVID-19 and Multi-System inflammatory Syndrome in Children - Healthychildren.org

 

Masking Children During COVID-19

 

Should children wear cloth face coverings? - Children under the age of 2 years should not wear cloth face coverings


Why are people wearing cloth face coverings right now? -
Since so many people who have COVID-19 don't have symptoms, wearing cloth face coverings reduces the chace of transmitting the virus through the spray of spit or respiratory droplets. This is especially true for when someone with COVID-19 comes within 6 feet of you, which is the range of transmitting infection through acts like sneezing or coughing.

 

Caution! You May need to reconsider the use of cloth face coverings if :

§ The face covering are a possible choking or strangulation hazards to your child.

§ Wearing the cloth face covering causes your child to touch their face more frequently than not wearing it


Correctly Masking Children

§ Cloth Face Coverings for Children During COVID-19

§ Should kids wear masks? What about acheduled doctors visits? Kid coronavirus questions answered

 

 

Practical Answers to COVID-19 Questions for Your Practice - TMA March 13, 2020

When a Patient Presents COVID-19 Protocol Recommendations for Doctors

Events canceled due to coronavirus: How to get your money back


San Antonio Metro HealthThis is our local source for information on any public health issue. Their Novel Coronavirus webpage has information for the San Antonio community and has resources to track global information.

§  COVID-19 Bexar County Case Status

§  COVID-19 Global Map - Displays a global map and lists confirmed cases, deaths, and recovered cases by country/region

§  COVID-19 Specimen Collection and Submission Instructions April 8, 2020

§  Health Advisory: Antibody Testing for COVID-19 April 27,2020

 

Local Hospitals News and Information

§  Baptist Hospital System

o   Visitor Guidelines

§  CHRISTUS Health

o   What is CHRISTUS Doing to Plan and Prepare for COVID-19?

§  Methodist Healthcare

o   COVID-19 - Homecare Instructions

o   Visitor Guidlines and Risk Screening for COVID-19 - May 1, 2020

§  University Healthcare System

o   Coronavirus:What you need to know

o   Worried you were exposed to coronavirus? Guidelines from University Health System


South Texas Regional Advisory Council (STRAC) COVID-19 Information STRAC is designated by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to develop, implement and maintain the regional trauma and emergency healthcare system for the 22 counties in Trauma Service Area - P (TSA-P).

Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) - This is the Texas source of information for current situation updates about COVID-19. It includes detailed information for a multitude of public and business types.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-This link provides a wealth of information and what you need to know about COVID-19. This page is updated as the situation changes. a few of the direct links are:


World Health Organization (WHO)

§  Rolling Updates on Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) - Provides a list of news, events and speeches from WHO on COVID-19

§  Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak- Provides a List of news, events and speeches from WHO on COVID-19, travel advise, etc.

 

Texas Medical Association (TMA)This site has updated news and information. As more reports come in on the spread of coronavirus COVID-19, TMA has convenned a task force of public health experts to help Texas physcians prepare for the next phase. Included on this page is information on:

 

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§  What The 1918 Flu Can Teach Us About Handling Today's Pandemic - NPR, May 15, 2020

§  How to visit grandparents and the elderly safely - CNN Health, May 15, 2020

§  CDC Issues Repopening Checklists for Schools and Businesses - New York Times, May 15, 2020

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§  Coronavirus: the new disease COVID-19 explained-South China Morning Post-UPDATED DAILY

§  Test Show the Coronavirus Can Live on Some Surfaces for Up to 3 Days-March 11, 2020

§  Coronavirus calendar: Here are the events cancelled or postponed in the San Antonio Area-This list will be updated regularly as information becomes available

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