COVID-19 Information

This page is updated regularly!

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New Developments
Public Health Resources
Practice Resources 
- Financial Considerations (updated) 


The American Eye Study Club is keenly aware of the public health implications of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) matter.  As we all know, this is a rapidly developing situation.  As always, the health and safety of our members, corporate sponsors, speakers and practice employees are first and foremost in our concerns.

This page has been developed to provide access to credible resources for information, such as the CDC and the other public health organizations.  It also is where we will make announcements relevant to the AESC and its members.  We will be updating information on this page regularly as the situation develops.  

New Developments

  • 3/18/2020 -- Congress has passed HR 6201, the "Families First Coronavirus Response Act."  This bill was approved by the House of Representatives last Saturday; it passed the Senate today and now goes to the President for final approval.
    • Here is a SUMMARY of the bill's provisions (prepared by the Congressional Research Service)
    • This is the FULL TEXT of the bill in PDF format (112 pages) 
  • NEW 3/27/2020 - The US Senate has passed a bill that provides economic assistance to individuals, businesses and state/local government.

Public Health Resources

We have assembled some links to credible public health resources to help our membership stay informed concerning the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation.

Ideas, Needs and Practice Resources

As the public health emergency continues, medical practices are facing unprecedented challenges.  We don't claim to have all of the answers, but we can try to be a clearinghouse for ideas or requests.  Of course, as always, physicians and practice managers should use their own best judgment about any actions taken in consultation with your normal advisers.  

  • New - How to prepare for a longer-than-expected COVID-19 interruption -- READ MORE
    • If social distancing is necessary for 8-12 weeks or even 4-5 months, how do you keep the practice afloat?  Article by practice consultant Jill Maher, MA, COE 
  • NewHow to make reusable masks -- from Deaconess Health System, Evansville, IN
  • Medical Supplies
    • Story from Bloomberg about ways to work around shortages of supplies, such as masks or eye protection.  CLICK HERE to view the story. 

If you have any needs or concerns . . .

Please contact Rich Paul at the AESC office and we'll share information or questions with the membership, as is appropriate.