AAO Urges Ophthalmologists to Provide Emergency Care Only
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AAO Urges Ophthalmologists to Provide Emergency Care Only

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) has updated COVID-19 guidance for ophthalmologists and other eyecare providers to help further reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 within communities. The Academy’s Board of Trustees met on March 18, and at that […]

Alberta chief medical officer to provide COVID-19 update from self isolation due to cold symptoms
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Alberta chief medical officer to provide COVID-19 update from self isolation due to cold symptoms

EDMONTON — A doctor who has become the face of Alberta’s medical response to the novel coronavirus outbreak is in self-isolation after experiencing symptoms consistent with the common cold, but not COVID-19, the government says. Dr. Deena Hinshaw, the province’s chief medical health officer, is experiencing symptoms of a cold and is waiting for results […]

Watch Live: Governor Newsom, state health officials provide update on California’s response to coronavirus
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Watch Live: Governor Newsom, state health officials provide update on California’s response to coronavirus

CALIFORNIA, USA — Update as of 2:09 p.m. March 15, 2020: Governor Newsom is calling for bars, night clubs, brewpubs and similar businesses to close. He also said restaurants should cut their capacity by half to allow for social distancing. Update as of 2:07 p.m. March 15, 2020: Governor Newsom is calling for home isolation […]

Central Oregon Emergency Information Network
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C.O. health officials provide new guidance for COVID-19 testing

Basics: Call first, most can recover at home without problems BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) — Central Oregon public health officials offered updated guidance Monday for individuals with questions about testing for COVID-19. It’s part of the latest update from the Central Oregon Emergency Information Network, which continues in full below: Central Oregon public health officials recommend […]