Back to School—References

These helpful resources were used in developing our guidelines. Also of note, the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) released their own guidelines on May 19, and they are available at https://www.fsmtb.org/media/2319/fsmtb20200519guidelinesforpracticecovid-19.pdf.

American Academy of Dermatology Association

Clinic Preparedness Checklist

American Academy of Dermatology Association. “Clinic Preparedness Checklist: Checklist to Prepare Your Clinic for COVID-19.” Accessed April 23, 2020.

COVID-19 Guidance from OSHA

American Academy of Dermatology Association. “COVID-19: Guidance from OSHA During the Pandemic.” Last modified March 24, 2020. Accessed April 23, 2020.

Managing Your Dermatology Practice

American Academy of Dermatology Association. “Managing Your Dermatology Practice During COVID-19.” Last modified April 3, 2020. Accessed April 23, 2020.

Use of PPE and Disinfection of PPE

American Academy of Dermatology Association. “Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Use and Conservation During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Accessed April 23, 2020.

Screening and Post-Treatment Guidance

American Academy of Dermatology Association. “Everyday Health and Preparedness Steps in Clinic.” Last modified April 7, 2020. Accessed April 23, 2020.

American Physical Therapy Association

Practice Guidance

American Physical Therapy Association. “Physical Therapist Management of Patients with Diagnosed or Suspected COVID-19.” Last modified April 8, 2020. Accessed April 23, 2020.

American Physical Therapy Association. “Where Things Stand: COVID-19 and Practice Guidance.” Last modified March 31, 2020. Accessed April 23, 2020.

Coronavirus Resources and Provider Information

American Physical Therapy Association. “Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for the Physical Therapy Profession.” Last modified April 23, 2020. Accessed April 23, 2020.

American Physical Therapy Association. “Coronavirus: Information for Providers.” Last modified April 21, 2020. Accessed April 23, 2020.

American Physical Therapy Association. “Novel Coronavirus: A Wake-up Call for Best Practices in Preventing Pathogen Transmission.” Last modified March 10, 2020. Accessed April 23, 2020.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cleaning

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Cleaning and Disinfection for Community Facilities.” Last modified April 1, 2020. Accessed May 7, 2020.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Facility.” Last modified April 14, 2020. Accessed May 7, 2020.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19.” Last modified April 13, 2020. Accessed April 23, 2020.

Guidelines for Infection Control

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Healthcare Settings.” Last modified April 13, 2020. Accessed April 23, 2020.

Personal Protective Equipment

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Interim U.S. Guidance for Risk Assessment and Public Health Management of Healthcare Personnel with Potential Exposure in a Healthcare Setting to Patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).” Last modified April 15, 2020. Accessed April 23, 2020.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Personal Protective Equipment: Questions and Answers.” Last modified March 14, 2020. Accessed April 23, 2020.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Recommendation Regarding the Use of Cloth Face Coverings, Especially in Areas of Significant Community-Based Transmission.” Last modified April 3, 2020. Accessed April 23, 2020.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of N95 Respirators.” Last modified April 2, 2020. Accessed April 23, 2020.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Strategies to Optimize the Supply of PPE and Equipment.” Last modified April 22, 2020. Accessed April 23, 2020.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19.” Last modified April 13, 2020. Accessed April 23, 2020.

Prepare Your Practice

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Prepare Your Practice for COVID-19.” Last modified March 31, 2020. Accessed April 23, 2020.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools, and Homes.” Last modified May 7, 2020. Accessed May 7, 2020.

Schools

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Colleges and Universities.” Accessed May 11, 2020.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Institutes of Higher Education.” Last modified March 18, 2020. Accessed May 11, 2020.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Interim Guidance for Administrators of US Institutions of Higher Education.” Last modified March 18, 2020. Accessed May 11, 2020.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Schools and Child Care Programs.” Last modified March 31, 2020. Accessed May 11, 2020.

Miscellaneous

Career Education Colleges and Universities. “COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) Information and Resources.” Accessed May 11, 2020.

Kloehn, Steve et al. “Buckle Up for the Next Phase of Planning.” Last modified April 21, 2020. Accessed May 11, 2020.

Lu, Marcus. “The Front Line: Visualizing the Occupations with the Highest COVID-19 Risk.” Last modified April 15, 2020. Accessed May 11, 2020.

Lu, Marcus. “There are the Occupations with the Highest COVID-19 Risk.” Last modified April 20, 2020. Accessed May 11, 2020.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. “Protect Yourself from COVID-19 in the Workplace.” Accessed May 11, 2020.

Santanachote, Perry. “What You Need to Know About Air Purifiers and the Coronavirus.” Last modified May 5, 2020. Accessed May 11, 2020.

Washington State Department of Health. “COVID-19 Health Alert for Massage Therapists.” Last modified April 27, 2020. Accessed May 11, 2020.

World Health Organization. “Q&A on Coronavirus (COVID-19).” Last modified April 17, 2020. Accessed May 11, 2020.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Occupational Safety and Health Administration. “Additional Resources.” Accessed May 11, 2020.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration. “Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19.” Accessed May 11, 2020.

US Department of Education

US Department of Education. “COVID-19 ("Coronavirus") Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel.” Accessed May 11, 2020.

US Department of Education. “Fact Sheet.” Last modified March 16, 2020. Accessed May 11, 2020.

US Department of Education. “Guidance for Interruptions of Study Related to Coronavirus (COVID-19).” Last modified March 5, 2020. Accessed May 11, 2020.

US Department of Education. “Student Privacy Policy Office: FAQs.” Last modified March 2020. Accessed May 11, 2020.

 

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