Recommendations for dermatologists
The AAD has assembled resources on COVID-19, including guidance on how to adjust to the outbreak in your clinic.
What steps should I take to protect myself, my staff, and my patients?
The AAD has developed downloadable recommendations for dermatology practices (PDF) based on CDC and WHO guidance. These recommendations indicate that patients being seen for non-essential or elective medical or surgical services should be rescheduled or offered telemedicine service irrespective of their exposure or symptom status. (Updated 4/14/20)
The AAD has created a checklist of steps practices should take. (Updated 4/3/20)
The AAD has also assembled information about the status of risks to personnel in health care facilities (PDF) and will be updating it frequently. OSHA has also provided guidance on how to keep practices safe during a pandemic (PDF). (Updated 4/7/20)
The AAD has also developed information on COVID-19 testing and how to decide who should receive it, based on CDC and FDA guidance. (Updated 4/1/20)
The EEOC has released guidance about COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and other EEO laws. While the standards and provisions remain the same, the additional guidance provides clarity on how to address concerns during this pandemic.
How can I help more people get tested?
A shortage of viral transport medium (VTM) and nasopharyngeal swabs is contributing to the testing bottleneck. Dermatologists who have these supplies can consider donating them to local health departments, hospitals, or labs processing tests. The AAD has assembled a list of products to consider donating.
What guidance are other medical societies and organizations providing?
The AAD has assembled links to guidance from other specialty societies.
These links are provided as a resource; the AAD has not endorsed any organization's COVID-19 guidelines.
Patient education resources
Infographic: Coronavirus and your skin health (PDF download)
Additional COVID-19 clinical guidance resources
All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology