Below are resources to monitor the current response to the COVID-19 virus in the state of Florida.


Resources for Resuming Elective Surgery

- FDA Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Testing
CMS Recommendations Re-opening Facilities to Provide Non-emergent Non-COVID-19 Healthcare
- CMS Clarification on which tests can be preformed in a CLIA waived setting
- AAO Ophthalmic ASC Checklist for Reopening
CDC Guidance for ASCs
- CMS Guidance on Restarting Non-Emergent Non-COVID 19 Healthcare
- White House Proposed State or Region Gating Criteria
- ASCA Statement on Resuming Elective Surgery as the Pandemic Recedes
- SAMBA Statement on Resuming Ambulatory Anesthesia after COVID-19
- Joint Statement: Roadmap for Resuming Elective Surgery after COVID-19 Pandemic
- Gov. Ron DeSantis Re-Open Florida Resources
- FSASC Virtual Live Panel Discussion


State Response 

- Governor DeSantis Executive Order Regarding Non Essential Surgeries 3/20/20
- Florida Dept of Health COVID-19 Page
AHCA COVID-19 Alerts for Facilities and Medical Providers
FMA Clarification on Governor's Executive Order

National Response

ASCA COVID-19 Resource Page
ASCA Free COVID-19 Webinar
Relief for Quality Reporting Program
Guidance Memo -Quality Reporting and Value-based Purchasing Programs
Quality Payment Program COVID-19 Factsheet
HHS Notice of Enforcement Discretion for HIPAA during COVID-19 Emergency
FDA FAQs on Diagnostic Testing for SARS-CoV-2

Waivers and CMS Information program

COVID-19 Emergency Response Service Expansion Checklist
CMS Regulatory Changes
CMS Frequently Asked Questions
CMS Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of Cornoavirus Disease

CDC and CMS Guidance

CDC COVID-19 Resource Page
CDC Coronavirus Update Tracker
- CDC – Information for Healthcare Providers COVID 19
- CMS Adult Elective Surgery and Procedures Recommendations
- CMS Current Emergency Portal
- CMS Podcast and Transcripts

Guidance from Other Recognized Bodies

Florida Medical Association COVID-19 Resources
- American College of Surgeons COVID-19 and Surgery Resources for the Surgical Community
OOSS COVID-19 Response Page
American Society of Anesthesiologists/Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Joint Statement
- American Society of Anesthesiologists Clinical FAQs
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Recommendations regarding Surgical Response to COVID-19 Crisis
- ASCA COVID 19 Guidance for ASCs on Necessary Surgeries
- AORN COVID-19 Toolkit
OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

Economic Issues

- DEO Business Recovery Application
- Paycheck Protection Plan
- SBA COVID-19 Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources
- SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus
Employee Rights Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Posters and Print-Outs

- COVID-19 Precautions Poster
- Stop the Spread of Germs
- Share the Facts
- Symptoms of Coronavirus
- Stay Home when You are Sick!
- CDC Cover Your Cough
- How To Hand Wash Poster
CDC Handwashing Posters