COVID-19 Information

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******UPDATE: August 1, 2020 - Gov. Brian Kemp has issued an executive order for social distancing measures going through July 31: critical infrastructure businesses should provide appropriate PPE for staff and ALL Georgians are strongly encouraged to wear a mask while in public while maintaining 6 feet of distance. Click here to download the full order. 

As frontline health care providers, Georgia doctors of chiropractic may encounter patients with coronavirus. Here are some guidelines from the CDC and Georgia Department of Health to help you protect your patients, your staff and yourself:

  • Click here for a health care provider checklist
  • Click here for infection control guidelines
  • Click here for updates on the virus spread in Georgia (updated daily at 3 PM)
  • Click here for CDC guidance on what to do if you've been exposed to COVID-19

Click here to download employer responsibilities to provide PPE for their staff per OSHA guidelines.

Click here for information on how to apply for funds through the Provider Relief Act.

Reminder: Protect Your Practice from COVID-19 Lawsuits
Thanks to GCA lobbyist Aubrey Villines, doctors of chiropractic were included in S.B. 359, that protects healthcare providers and businesses from COVID-19 lawsuits except in cases of gross negligence, willful and wanton misconduct, reckless infliction of harm or intentional infliction of harm.

To ensure you are protected, you must make patients aware of the law by posting at a point of entry to the premises, a sign in at least one-inch Arial font placed apart from any other text, a written warning stating the following: 

"Warning: Under Georgia law, there is no liability for an injury or death of an individual entering these premises if such injury or death results from the inherent risks of contracting COVID-19. You are assuming this risk by entering these premises."
Additionally, you should follow the guidance presented by Gov. Brian Kemp for critical infrastructure including wearing and providing PPE, increased sanitation, screening employees etc. Failure to do so could provide rebuttal evidence to a potential claimant.

 

Click here for an article on the new loan forgiveness requirements for those who received a Payment Protection Program loan. (as of June 16, 2020)

Having trouble finding 80% alcohol sanitizer? Click here to place a pre-order for 3-liter boxes of liquid sanitizer. Shipment arriving in early May in Alpharetta. Minimum order three boxes ($45 per box). Shipping rates will apply if you can't pick up in Alpharetta.

Click this link for another source for 80% alcohol sanitizer from Botanif. 

Click here for financial resources for practices.

Click here for a guide to reopen your practice from our Silver Partner NCMIC. Click here for an opening checklist from OUM.

An employee letter template detailing chiropractic as an essential service (will open a Word document)

Click here for a library of recorded and upcoming webinars and articles on telehealth, SBA loans, seeing patients during the crisis and more from our partners ChiroHealthUSA and NCMIC.

Click here for a customizable COVID-19 Office Manual.

Click here to download a "Stop the Spread" flyer you can post in your office.

Employee Rights from the United States Department of Labor (should be posted in ALL chiropractor offices)

Click here for info on HIPAA and COVID-19 from Dr. Ty Talcott
Click here for resources from Chiropractic Economics, including information on Small Business Administration loans and webinars