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Practical Answers to COVID-19 Questions for Your Practice

By David Doolittle

Originally published on Texas Medical Association’s website.

As the number of COVID-19 cases in Texas and around the country grows, what steps should your clinic take to ensure the safety of your staff and patients?

The Texas Medical Association COVID-19 Task Force has published a “Frequently Asked Questions” that answers many of the questions you might have about caring for people who have been exposed to the virus.

Among the questions answered:

  • What do you tell your patients when they call?
  • What steps should your clinic take to prevent COVID-19 exposure?
  • How should your staff safely care for a patient who has a potential case of COVID-19?
  • Should you tell a patient with a potential case of COVID-19 not to come to your clinic?

The FAQ is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Department of State Health Services (DSHS), and other health organizations.

As of Friday, 39 cases have been confirmed in Texas, mostly in the state’s largest metropolitan areas, according to the DSHS tracker for Texas COVID-19 cases.

You can find the latest news, resources, and government guidance on the coronavirus outbreak by visiting TMA’s COVID-19 Resource Center regularly.

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