Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Resources

§  COVID-19 Vaccination Training Programs and Ref Materials for Healthcare Professionals - CDC Nov. 17, 2020

§  Bexar County Monthly COVID-19 Epi Report - Nov. 9, 2020

§  Monthly Epidemiological Reports - SA Metro Health

§  Where to Buy Personal Protective Equipment

§  Texas' Vews on the COVID-19 Pandemic in the Bexar County Area - Episcopal Health Foundation, - Oct. 2020

§  Do you need help during COVID-19?

§  Indoor Air Quality - Improve your in-home air with a box fan and air filter(s)

§  Guidance for Large or Extended Families Living in the Same Household

§  Health Advisory: Definition of a Close Contact - Oct. 22, 2020

§  Health Advisory: Guidance for Schools on Rapid Antigen Testing - Metro Health - Oct. 20, 2020

§  Health Advisory: What to Do if a Student Becomes Sick - Oct. 8, 2020

§  COVID-19 Pandemic Vaccine Provider Information/Registration - DSHS

§  Review SARS-CoV2 - COVID-19 Medical Student Response Team, UT Health Long School of Medicine

§ SARS-CoV 2: Epidemiology Executive Summary - Sept. 21, 2020

§  SARS-CoV 2: Impact on Health Systems - Sept. 21, 2020

§  COVID-19 Pediatric Symptom Severity Chart and Parental Guide - English

§  COVID-19 Pediatric Symptom Severity Chart and Parental Guide - Spanish

§  City of San Antonio

§  Texas COVID-19 Data - Texas DSHS

§  COVID-19 Cases Center for Disease Control

§  Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

§  Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)

§  The COVID Tracking Project

§  Torch Insight COVID-19 Burden Index

§  Harvard Global Health Institute

§  Coronavirus Map: Tracking the Global Outbreak

§  Resolve to Save Lives Essential Indicators - US PCR Test Positivity by State

§  Data Dictionary of essential recommended information for states and counties to publicly report Resolve to Save Lives

§  Essential information for states and counties to publicly report

§  Key Metrics for COVID Suppression - Harvard Global Health Institute


Testing Information and Resources:

§  COVID-19 Hotline (210) 207-5779

§  San Antonio Metro Health Epidemiology (210) 207-8876

§  14-day COVID-19 Symptom Tracking Chart

§  Should I get Tested?

§   What to Know about Testing for COVID-19 

§  COVID-19 Testing Locations in Bexar County

§  Testing Information


Pediatric Information:

§  COVID-19 Pediatric Sysmptom Severity Chart and Parental Guide - English

§  COVID-19 Pediatric Sysmptom Severity Chart and Parental Guide - Spanish

§  American Academy of Pediatrics

§  Staying Up-to-Date with Vaccinations

§  We’re going to be O.K. – Staying safe, healthy and optimistic during the COVID-19 pandemic. – Downloadable Children's Book

§  COVID-19 Planning Considerations: Guidance for School Re-entry

§  Does your school's infection control plan stand up to COVID-19?




Health Organizations:

§  American Medical Association

§  Bexar County Office of Emergency Management

§  Center for Disease Control

§  City of San Antonio - Metro Health

§  Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council (STRAC)

§  Texas Department of State Health Services

§  Texas Medical Association

§  UT Health San Antonio

§  UT Health COVID-19 Medical Student Response Team

§  U.S. Food & Drug Administration

§  World Health Organization



Local Hospitals News and Information

§  Baptist Hospital System

    o Visitor Guidelines

§  CHRISTUS Health

    o What is CHRISTUS Doing to Plan and Prepare for COVID-19

§  Methodist Healthcare

    o COVID-19 Homecare Instructions

    o Visitor Guidelines COVID-19 Update - June 23, 2020

§  University Healthcare System

    o Coronavirus:What you need to know

    o Worried you were exposed to coronavirus? Guidelines from University Health System


Medical Licensing:

§  Texas Medical Board


Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):

§  Order PPE from BCMS

§  Optimizing Supply of PPE and Other Equipment during Shortages – CDC July 16, 2020

§  Battelle CCDS Critical Care Decontamination System InformationTo sign up for the decontamination service click here.

§  Guide for identifying FDA EUA Authorized N95 Respirators for Battelle CCDS Processing

§  Physicians Protecting Physicians


Health Advisories and News:

§  Current Declarations & Orders

§  Opening the State of Texas

§  Letter to the Governor Re: Principles for Visitation of End-of-Life and Serious-Illness Patients in Texas Health Care and Assisted-Living Facilities - Aug 12, 2020

§  What to Do If a Staff Member or Patient Tests Positive

§  Be Informed: Know Your Risk During COVID-19 - On a scale of 1 to 10, how risky is your activity?

§  What to Know about Testing for COVID-19

§  Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Associated with COVID-19 - May 14, 2020


COVID-19 Related Articles:

§  SARS-CoV-2 vaccines in development - Nature, Oct. 23, 2020

§  FDA approves remdesivir as first coronavirus drug - Politico, Oct 22, 2020

§  Infectious disease specialist answers your COVID-19 questions - Dr. Ruth Berggren talks about face shields, vaccines and testing

§  Dr. Stephen Derdack, PulmCCM discusses his ICU work in NYC and SATX treating COVID-19 - Source: Metro Health Tele Town Hall, Aug 18, 2020

§  How can physicians help their communities achieve a successful return to school?

§  Is it a Cold, Flu, Allergies, or COVID-19?

§  Where are most of the coronavirus cases in Texas? How have the number of cases increased each day? - Texas Tribune data team answers these questions and others with maps tables and charts that update daily.

§  Health Advisory: Discontinuation of Isolation for Persons Not in Healthcare Settings - July 26, 2020  

§  Health Advisory: Updated Guidance for COVID-19 - July 19, 2020  

§  COVID-19 Patient Care Resources  

§  School nurses told to stop using nebulizers – University Health System August 7, 2020

§  Bexar County Medical Society against reopening of schools until COVID-19 is under control

§  FDA warns against using two dozen hand sanitizers that could contain toxic wood alcohol – CNN Health 07-09-20

§  Absence of Apparent Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 from Two Stylists After Exposure at a Hair Salon with a Universal Face Covering Policy-Springfield, Missouri, May 2020 - CDC MMWR July 14, 2020

§  Characteristics of Persons Who Died with COVID-19 - United States, February 12-May 18, 2020 - CDC MMWR July 10, 2020

§  6 charts explain COVID-19 surge in San Antonio

§  COVID-19 Claims Reimbursement to Health Care Providers and Facilities for Testing and Treatment of the Uninsured

§  Can I Avoid Contract Obligations Because of the Coronavirus?

§  Legal Aspects of Patient Quarantine

§  COVID-19 TMA Practice Viability Toolkit

§  Telemedicine Payments Information

§  Decontamination and Reuse of Filtering Facepiece Respirators

§  Using Cleaners and Disinfectants Safely at Home

§  Coronavirus: the new disease COVID-19 explained-South China Morning Post-UPDATED DAILY

§  One minute of loud talking can generate more than 1,000 coronavirus-laden droplets - Business Insider, May 14, 2020

§  What The 1918 Flu Can Teach Us About Handling Today's Pandemic - NPR, May 15, 2020

§  How to visit grandparents and the elderly safely - CNN Health, May 15, 2020

§  CDC Issues Repopening Checklists for Schools and Businesses - New York Times, May 15, 2020

§  A Guide to What to Know About COVID-19

§  Share Facts, Not Fear

§  A Guide: How to Prepare Your Home for Coronavirus

§  Keep Calm and Prepare

§  Don't try to make your own hand sanitizer

§  Test Show the Coronavirus Can Live on Some Surfaces for Up to 3 Days-March 11, 2020