COVID-19 Daily Updates for Members

April 2, 2020

Things are changing rapidly. Here's what you need to know today.

Financial Relief 

Use small business loan guidance to apply quickly: Lenders disbursing the SBA’s loans for small business affected by COVID-19 start taking applications tomorrow. Yours should be among them — this money will go fast. Need guidance? Start here.

See COVID-19 loss calculator in action: The AAFP has created an example of the type of output members can expect from the COVID-19 Related Loss Calculator. The calculator helps quantify economic harm to a member's practice in order to apply for HHS funding.


Advocacy

AAFP makes strong statement on protective equipment: Family physicians must have protection to decrease personal harm and prevent disease spread, the AAFP says in its personal protective equipment position statement. The AAFP strongly supports allowing physicians to use professional judgment when PPE isn’t available. 


Financial Relief

Tips for keeping your practice in business. The AMA released a new guide to support practice sustainability(www.ama-assn.org) during COVID-19. This resource offers information on what to consider from a business perspective.

Financial relief pathways: Some family physicians may qualify for financial relief through loans. The related loss calculator walks members through the information needed to apply.  


CME

Weekly COVID-19 webinars start April 3: In session 1, Where We Are with COVID-19 and Where Are We Going?, infectious disease expert Nina Ahmad, M.D. and Shanghai-based family physician and COVID-19 blogger Laura Jordhen, M.D. discuss the evolving pandemic and how to ready your practice


Physician Well-Being

Resources to decrease stress and anxiety: The frontlines of patient care is a difficult place to be. Find tips for self-care(www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org) and a list of resources to help you, your family, your patients, and your team manage stress during this pandemic. 


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