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Guidelines for Re-Starting Healthcare in Ohio

Following an announcement earlier this week that Ohio will resume elective procedures and surgeries on May 1—the first step in fully restarting Ohio’s healthcare system amid the COVID-19 pandemic—the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has released guidelines for implementing this process.

Under the order that takes effect on May 1:

Read the full checklist >

Re-Cap of Federal Financial Assistance Available

There are a variety of programs provided by the federal government to support healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic, some specific to physicians and healthcare providers and others more general to small businesses.

The Ohio State Medical Association has compiled a summary and most recent available information about:

Read the full summary of information >

Academy Offering Webinars to
Help Practices Recover

The American Academy of Ophthalmology is offering a series of webinars and podcasts to help ophthalmology practices restart the practices amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Two events are scheduled for next week:

Community Q&A: Things to Consider as You
Prepare to Reopen Your Practice

Monday, May 4, 4 p.m. 
Join Dr. Sonny Goel, Academy trustee-at-large; Ann Hulett, AAOE board member and Albert Castillo, former AAOE board chair for an informative discussion on what ophthalmologists and practice administrators need to consider as practices begin to reopen.

Register now >

Retina Community Q&A:
Getting Your Practice Back to Capacity

Wednesday, May 6, 7:30 p.m. PT. 
Join Dr. Michael X. Repka, Academy medical director for governmental affairs; Dr. David B. Glasser, Academy secretary for federal affairs; Dr. George A. Williams, Academy past president; and Cherie McNett, Academy director of health policy for an interactive discussion of steps needed to get your retina practice back to capacity.

Register now >


To share your COVID-19 experience or ask a question, contact OOS Director Reginald Fields. 

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