COVID-19 SUPPORT RESOURCES
HEALTH CARE STUDENT AND FACULTY
Student experiences are no loner on hold due to COVID-19. However, a fourteen (14) day quarantine period, within the state of Michigan, is required for students who reside or have traveled outside the state of Michigan. Please continue to check back for updates!
Students and faculty are encouraged to reach out to their respective universities for further direction and real-time updates.
A new Slack channel, “Medical Students vs. COVID-19,” allows medical students from across the country to connect and share helpful strategies for how students can continue to support physicians and care teams.
How the virus is impacting medical schools: https://www.ama-assn.org/delivering-care/public-health/covid-19-how-virus-impacting-medical-schools
4 questions medical students are asking on the COVID-19 pandemic: https://www.ama-assn.org/delivering-care/public-health/4-questions-medical-students-are-asking-covid-19-pandemic
5 ways medical students can assist during the COVID-19 pandemic: https://www.ama-assn.org/delivering-care/public-health/5-ways-medical-students-can-assist-during-covid-19-pandemic
How to protect yourself: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html
What if you do get sick: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html
10 ways to care for respiratory symptoms at home: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/10Things.pdf
State of Michigan COVID-19 Related Executive Orders: https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/0,9753,7-406-98810---,00.html?page=1&limit=25&filterCategories=,98827&searchQuery=
Apply for Unemployment: https://www.michigan.gov/leo/0,5863,7-336-78421_97241---,00.html
Apply for Health Insurance, Food, Housing or Other Needs: https://newmibridges.michigan.gov/s/isd-landing-page?language=en_US
Stress and coping resources: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html
HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS
Information for Healthcare Professionals: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/hcp/index.html
Frequently asked questions (FAQ): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/faq.html
Priority for Testing Patients with Suspected COVID-19 Infection: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/priority-testing-patients.pdf
Interim Guidelines for Collecting, Handling, and Testing Clinical Specimens from Persons for COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/lab/guidelines-clinical-specimens.html
openWHO.org is a FREE learning platform, created by the World Health Organization (WHO), for health emergencies. Here are a few courses, related to COVID-19, that you might be interested in:
COVID-19 Resource Center for Physicians: https://www.ama-assn.org/delivering-care/public-health/covid-19-2019-novel-coronavirus-resource-center-physicians
ABMS Statement Regarding Continuing Certification During COVID-19: https://www.abms.org/news-events/abms-statement-regarding-continuing-certification-during-covid-19/
Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) is offering CME credit for COVID-19 related work in accordance to Executive Order 2020-13, which states “effective immediately and continuing through April 14, 2020 at 11:59 pm, LARA may recognize hours worked responding to the COVID-19 emergency as hours toward continuing education courses or programs required for licensure.”
CARING FOR YOURSELF
Tips for taking care of yourself: https://emergency.cdc.gov/coping/responders.asp
First Responder and Disaster Responder Resource Poral: https://www.samhsa.gov/dtac/disaster-responders
Headspace is a meditation and sleep app that can have a positive impact on health professionals' personal and professional lives. Headspace is offering all US health professionals who work in public health settings free access to Headspace Plus through 2020.
Free Faculty Factory Podcasts with Dr. Neda Gould, Director of the Mindfulness Program and Associate Director of the Bayview Anxiety Disorders Clinic, both in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine:
Earth, Wind, Fire Yoga is offering free online yoga for frontline healthcare providers. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your hospital name, job title, and badge photo, and which class you’d like to attend.
COVID-19 Emergency Preparedness: Is your health center ready?
For FQHC and Medicaid Providers: https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdhhs/Numbered_Letter_L_20-16-New_684071_7.pdf
Telemedicine Expansion: https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdhhs/MSA_20-09_683712_7.pdf and Associated Press Release: https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/0,9753,7-406-98158-521549--,00.html
Temporarily allows for telephonic services associated with above referenced policy: https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdhhs/MSA_20-13_684352_7.pdf
Medicaid programs relax face-to-face requirement: https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdhhs/MSA_20-12_684250_7.pdf
Michigan Interim 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Person Under Investigation (PUI)/Case Report Form Cover Sheet: https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdhhs/MDHHS_CDC_PUI_Form_and_Cover_Sheet_Fillable_v02.03.2020_680230_7.pdf
Caring for our caregivers during COVID-19: https://www.ama-assn.org/delivering-care/public-health/caring-our-caregivers-during-covid-19
ADDITIONAL COVID-19 RESOURCES