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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Physicians and Patients

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)


Illinois Response/Status:

Physicians are encouraged to register for the State of Illinois Rapid Emergency Notification System (SIREN) at

Current public health emergency waivers, executive orders and related guidance:

Executive Orders

Illinois Association of Medicaid Health Plans COVID-19 Resource page

Health and Family Services Notices for Health Professionals

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Current Emergency page

IDFPR Guidance for Allied Health Professionals Amid COVID-19 Crisis

ISMS Issue Brief: Overview of Federal COVID-19 Regulatory Changes Impacting Credentialing and Scope of Practice

COVID-19 Telemedicine FAQs 

ISMS' Telemedicine Tips - Guidance on Important Changes Regarding Telehealth FOR STATE-REGULATED PLANS


COVID-19 Information from Insurers


COVID-Related Regulations

OSHA Mandatory Workplace Safety Rule for Health Care Settings


Webinar: Administering COVID-19 Vaccine in the Primary Care Setting 

  • Hard to reach populations (the attached document is from DPH, but it is behind their SIREN firewall, apparently, so you need to log in to SIREN to access it)
  • Vaccine hesitant patients
  • Unvaccinated children or others for whom vaccines are contraindicated (not sure what exactly to address here, but I think there is something)

Post COVID Health Conditions and Considerations

  Post COVID-19 Health Conditions NEW

  Updated CDC Guidance on Indoor Surface Transmission

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