Resources for O.D.'s during the COVID-19 Crisis

Resources for O.D.'s in Minnesota

Below are a number of links to a variety of information that can hopefully help you during this current health care crisis.  They are both state and federal links and you can go back to them when needed as they are kept up to date as information changes.  

Minnesota Loan program for small businesses to be set up

SBA Loan - Fact and information

SBA Financial Assistance

Federal  student Loan Program help


Minnesota Dept. of Health Recommendations

Minnesota Unemployment office Information

Minnesota Department of Commerce - Business Interruption Insurance

Minnesota Tax Department

IRS Tax - COVID issues & Filing   

Links for Small Business Assistance

Small Business Guidance & Loan Assistance

Unemployment Insurance for self-employed

SBA Local Assistance Finder  

AOA COVID-19 UPDATES

·  RECORDED WEBINAR: Medicare Telehealth Billing and COVID 19

·  Medicare Telehealth Billing and COVID 19 Webinar Handouts

·  Congress' COVID-19 relief package recognizes optometry's physician role

·  HPI Statement: Doctors of Optometry and COVID-19

IN THE PRACTICE

·  NEW-AOA Guidance for Optometry Practices

·  COVID-19 assessment flowchart

·  NEW-Patient guide to contact lens wear during COVID-19

·  CDC recommendations for personal protective equipment

·  Disinfecting practices

·  Healthcare Professional Preparedness Checklist

·  Nonpharmaceutical Interventions (NPIs)

·  Evaluating and Reporting Persons Under Investigation

·  Surgical Mask and Gown Conservation Strategies - Letter to Healthcare Providers

·  FAQs on Shortages of Surgical Masks and Gowns

·  Guidance for use of Certain Industrial Respirators by Health Care Personnel

·  Steps Healthcare Facilities Can Take to Prepare for Coronavirus

·  Virtual care/virtual check-ins

·  AOAExcel resources for AOA members

CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS

·  Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Summary

·  Coronavirus in the U.S.

·  From the White House Coronavirus Task Force

We hope  these links provide at least some of the information you are looking for - to assist you and your business.  We know that not every answer is here and we continue to compile information and resources for you.  We will continue to send out this information as we receive it and as the situation continues to evolve. 

If you have other questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to Beth at the MOA Office at Beth@mneyedocs.org or call 952-921-5881

*Updated on 3/25/2020

March 25, 2020