Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Resources

§  Dr. Lubna Naeem (English) - Aug 18, 2021

§  Dr. Gerardo Ortega (Spanish) - Aug 18, 2021

§  Vaccination offers more protection against COVID than prior infection, a C.D.C. study suggests- New York Times, Oct 29, 2021

§  COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations With Additional Booster Doses (PDF)

§  Metoprolol in Critically Ill Patients with COVID-19 - Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Sept 2021

§  FDA Panel Backs Pfizer Booster for Select Groups - Sept 17, 2021

§  Delta Variant FAQs-DSHS Aug, 11, 2021

§  ATTENTION PHYSICIANS - Please do not send immunocompriomised patients to mass vax sites for a 3rd dose until further notice. Eligibility and optimal timing in relation to other therapies are best determined by the physician. Registered providers can now order a little as one vial at a time. To register: https://dshs.texas.gove/coronavirus/immunize/provider-enrollment.aspx

§  Monoclonal Antibody Mobile Infusion Patient Screening/Referral & Order Set Form - Update June 6, 2021

§  Central Texas Physicians Urge Pregnant Women To Be Vaccinated Against COVID-19

§  Nearly all COVID deaths in US are now among unvaccinated - AP News

§  COVID-19 Vaccine Management Resources - DSHS.

§  Do Not Hesitate, Vaccinate! Doctors, encourage your patients to receive the vaccine.

§  San Antonio Locations where children ages 12-15 can get vaccinated - May 13, 2021


§  Texas Immunization Registry - Registration Guide - DSHS

§  COVID-19 Pandemic Vaccine Provider Registration - DSHS

§  Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers Administering COVID-19 Vaccine

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

§  Moderna Vaccine:

    o Moderna Vaccination Provider Information

    o Moderna Vaccination Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers

    o Moderna Vaccination Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers Administering Vaccine

§  Pfizer Vaccine:

    o Information about the Pfizer-BioNTecch CoVID-19 Vaccine - CDC Dec. 22, 2020

    o Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers Administering Vaccine (Vaccination Providers) Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine - Revised: March 31, 2021




§  Regional Monoclonal Antibody Infusion Center Info

§  COVID-19 Antibody Therapy Locator

§  COVID-19 Guidance & Resource Toolkit

§  Monoclonal Antibody Provider Verification and Consent - Christus Health System

§  Monoclonal Antibody Dosing Guideline - Christus Health System

§  COVID-19 Infusion Treatment Order - Christus Health System

§  Fact Sheet for Patients, Parents and Caregivers EUA of Casirivimab and Imdevimab for COVID-19

§  Fact Sheet for Patients, Parents and Caregivers EUA of Bamlanivimab for COVID-19



§  City of San Antonio

§  Texas COVID-19 Data - Texas DSHS

§  COVID-19 Cases Center for Disease Control

§  Physicians without Hospital Privileges

§  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

§  Monthly Epidemiological Reports - SA Metro Health


§  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



§  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?

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

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



Health Organizations:

§  American Medical Association

§  Bexar County Office of Emergency Management

§  Center for Disease Control

§  City of San Antonio - Metro Health

§  National Institutes of Health - Community Engagement Alliance

§  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

§  Physicians Protecting Physicians

§  Where to Buy Personal Protective Equipment



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:

§  Central Texas Physicians Urge Pregnant Women To Be Vaccinated Against COVID-19

§  Do you need help during COVID-19?

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

§  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: 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

§  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.

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

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

§  COVID-19 TMA Practice Viability Toolkit

§  Telemedicine Payments Information

§  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

§  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