We know that the coronavirus (COVID-19) is on everyone's mind. On this page, you'll find resources to help you and your practice. We will continue to update these documents to make sure they are as up to date as possible. As always, at NAM, we believe we're stronger together as a community of medicine —so don't hesitate to reach out with questions or concerns.
Resources for Physicians:
CDC Updates Mask Guidance
On July 27, the CDC has updated guidance that vaccinated individuals should return to wearing a mask in indoor areas if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission. They have linked to this online tool to help determine the community transmission by county. Davidson County has remained in substantial or high categories since that date.
Wanting to Volunteer:
The volunteer medical mobilizer is being converted into a tool that registers clinical/non-clinical volunteers and those clinicians and staff seeking employment. Those who have availability to help meet growing staffing needs as a state can register here: https://www.tn.gov/health/cedep/cedep-emergency-preparedness/volunteer-mobilizer.html. This list will be increasingly utilized in the coming weeks. Clinical staff looking for employment are needed to care for COVID and non COVID patients as hospitals put plans into place to increase their capacity.
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NAM Members in the News:
September 17, 2021
Combo shot for COVID-19, flu vaccines under development - UPI.com
September 16, 2021
Vanderbilt hospital patient saved after car wreck dies from COVID five days later | WZTV (fox17.com)
September 15, 2021
Tennessee doctor says state's hospitals are feeling impact of climbing cases (yahoo.com)
September 13, 2021
TN’s new COVID cases rate, hospitalizations ‘consequences’ of lagging behind in vaccinations, Nashville doctor says | WKRN News 2
September 10, 2021
Scientists discover antibodies that may neutralize a range of SARS-CoV-2 variants - Pakistan Observer (pakobserver.net)
September 6, 2021
Nashville, TN doctor forecasts 'further bursts of COVID' cases following Labor Day weekend (wkrn.com)
Scientists find antibodies that may prevent SARS-CoV-2 variants (medicalnewstoday.com)
The Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 tracking map now reports U.S. data by city and county. The points on the U.S. map now display the numbers of confirmed cases and fatalities for each local jurisdiction in an effort to best inform the public and to aid health care and emergency workers responding to the crisis.
This information applies to the current Public Health Emergency situation ONLY.
The information provided herein is intended for general guidance only and does not include all laws or regulations pertaining to the Public Health Emergency associated with COVID-19. This information does not constitute legal advice or establish standard of care. Practices are encouraged to consult the OCR, CDC, CMS, commercial insurers, HHS, and State Health Departments with specific questions or official rulings.
Page Last Updated: 9-20-2021