COVID-19

Information around this outbreak is changing rapidly.  The IOP will issue updates as often as possible. 

American Optometric Association, https://www.aoa.org/coronavirus  
The American Optometric Association is closely monitoring developments and will actively provide updates regarding COVID-19.  

             Have questions about how the recent stimulus and relief packages support your practices? AOA has answers!   AOA's COVID-19 relief webinar on Tuesday, March 31 at 9 pm ET.    During the session, AOA experts will provide doctors of optometry with an update on new changes for Sick Leave and Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requirements as well as review financial support details resulting from this week's historic stimulus package. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

             AOA's Doctors of Optometry Essential Care Guidelines for COVID-19 
             AOA's COVID-19 Sick Leave and FMLA Policies webpage

More COVID-19 Resources

State Level

Idaho State Offical Site - https://coronavirus.idaho.gov/

Idaho Department of Labor - https://labor.idaho.gov/dnn/COVID-19

Idaho Department of Health & Welfare - https://labor.idaho.gov/dnn/COVID-19

Small Busines Administration, disaster loan information -  https://commerce.idaho.gov/covid-19/

Medicaid Provider Information Regarding Telehealth

Temporary Suspension of Medicaid Co-payments for All Services

Idaho Unemployment Insurance FAQ's


National Level

CDC, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/healthcare-facilities/index.html

Families First Coronavirus Response Act, HR 6201, https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/6201. The details are explained here and here.   

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

Small Business Administration, https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources

Recommended Disinfection Procedures from the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/cleaning-disinfection.html

Small Business Loan Help: https://www.sba.gov/page/guidance-businesses-employers-plan-respond-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19

Other Recommended Resources

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.

Should your office be closed? Here are recommendations from the AOACDC and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

How to bill for telemedicine visits.

How long does COVID-19 stay on surfaces?  Click here to find out.

Office closure action plan