COVID-19 Information


The Illinois Dermatological Society is keenly aware of the public health implications of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) matter.  As we all know, this is a rapidly developing situation.  As always, the health and safety of our members, their patients, employees, as well as our corporate sponsors, speakers and other meeting participants are first and foremost in our concerns.

This page has been developed to provide access to credible resources for information, such as the CDC and the Illinois Department of Public Health.  It also is where we will make announcements concerning cancellation or postponement of planned events.  We will be updating the information on this page periodically as things develop.  

New Developments

  • 3/20/2020 -- Illinois adopts a "shelter at home" order through April 8.  Medical offices may remain open, as well as other essential services.  READ THE ORDER 
  • Federal Legislation 
    • 3/18/2020 -- Congress has passed HR 6201, the "Families First Coronavirus Response Act."  This bill was approved by the House of Representatives last Saturday; it passed the Senate today and now goes to the President for final approval.
      • Here is a SUMMARY of the bill's provisions (prepared by the Congressional Research Service)
      • This is the FULL TEXT of the bill in PDF format (112 pages)
    • NEW 3/27/2020 - The US Senate passed a bill that provides economic assistance to individuals, businesses and state/local government.
  • AAD Legislation/Regulation Updates 
  • 3/22/2020 -- Governor Pritzker put out a call for retired physicians & nurses to return to duty in order to bolster the ranks of the state's health care providers.  Read More . . .  
  • 3/25/2020 -- News Story:  Hoarding and improper prescriptions for Plaquenil and chloroquine, thought to treat COVID-19. 

Announcements

  • April 15 CDS Monthly Conference -- As of 3/12/2020, the April is cancelled.  
  • May 6 CDS Monthly Conference -- As of 3/13/2020, the May in-person conference is cancelled.  We are considering offering the program in an electronic "webinar" format.  Details to follow.

Public Health Resources


We have assembled some links to credible public health resources to help our membership stay informed concerning the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation.

Practice Ideas, Needs and Resources


As the public health emergency continues, medical practices are facing unprecedented challenges.  We don't claim to have all of the answers, but we can try to be a clearinghouse for ideas or requests.  Of course, as always, physicians and practice managers should use their own best judgment about any actions taken in consultation with your normal advisers.  

Last Updated on Friday, April 03, 2020 04:18 PM