Vaccine Resources

Idaho's COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee

     Clarification of Priority Groups  (see page 15) 

      Early Distribution Plans 

      Vaccine FAQ

      ACIP and CDC Immunization Recommendations

      Idaho Public Health Districts

What to do if staff tests positive for COVID-19 

Mask policy considerations for your practice

Guidance if an employee will not return to work

Contact lens insertion and removal training during a public health emergency

American Optometric Association,  

The American Optometric Association is closely monitoring developments and will actively provide updates regarding COVID-19.  

             AOA's Doctors of Optometry Essential Care Guidelines for COVID-19 

Reopening Tools 

      CMS's specific guidance on reopening facilities to provide nonemergent and non-COVID-19 health

      AOA has posted a guide to practice reactivation

      VSP Reopening Resource Guide 

Practice Compliance Solutions -  Sick Leave and FMLA Resources

      COVID-19 UPDATES & RESOURCES - updated daily to answer your questions

       IOP member webinar recording available upon request,

       Updated FLMA information  (added 4/8/20)  

        PPP - at-a-glance (added 4/3/20)

                Loan Forgiveness Calculator 

                Financial Data Needed, Cares Act SBA Loan 

                PPP Application Form 

        Paycheck Protection Program

        Example of Paycheck Protection Timeline

        AOA's COVID-19 Sick Leave and FMLA Policies webpage

        State Unemployment Information (see page 13) 

More COVID-19 Resources

State Level

     Telehealth suspension proclamation

           UPDATED list of suspended rules here. (4/3/20)

           Idaho Telehealth Access Act (4/3/20)

     Idaho State Offical Site -

     Idaho Department of Labor -

     Idaho Department of Health & Welfare -

     Small Busines Administration, disaster loan information -

     Medicaid Provider Information Regarding Telehealth

     Temporary Suspension of Medicaid Co-payments for All Services

      Idaho Unemployment Insurance FAQ's

National Level


     Families First Coronavirus Response Act, HR 6201, The details are explained here and here.   

              Cares Act - key provisions impacting doctors of optometry (Added 3/27)

     Small Business Administration,

     Recommended Disinfection Procedures from the CDC:

     Small Business Loan Help:

Other Recommended Resources

The CDC has issued guidance for contact lens wear and disinfecting. Here's the link and you'll find the two relevant tabs toward the bottom of the How to Protect Yourself section: (added 4/14/20)

The Contact Lens Institute (CLI) issued a news release regarding contact lens wear during the COVID-19 pandemic:  (added 4/14/20)

VSP SBA Loan Webinar Replay  (added 4/14/20)

VSP Global Premier Program Check-In Waived  (added 4/14/20)

Contact lens wear and care (added 4/3/20)

COVID-19 and the safety of contact lens wear (added 4/3/20)

Optometric Billing During COVID-19 (added 4/1/20)

Pink eye may be a rare symptom of coronavirus

Financial & Staffing FAQ's

How to assess a patient with COVID-19.  

Guidance for cleaning and disinfecting your office.

How to bill for telemedicine visits.

Office closure action plan