COVID-19 Resources

Physicians and Medical Students: California Needs You!

California is preparing for an increase in the number of people who urgently need health care in our communities during the COVID-19 outbreak. To ensure that we have adequate staff for new and existing sites throughout the state, Gov. Newsom is calling on physicians, medical students, and other health care professionals to sign up today for the California Health Corps.

Frequently Asked COVID-19 Questions

COVID-19 Cases in CA by County

[Updated 4/06/20 at 9:12 a.m.]

As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread across California, we are tracking the total number of cases and where the state hotspots are for the disease. According to the Los Angeles Times, cases have been reported in 53 of California’s 58 counties. The largest number of cases are in  Los Angeles and San Diego counties. 

These numbers are changing quickly, and being updated frequently. Various news publications are providing statewide tracking information, many of which are free of charge. You can track the latest county-by-county information from the following publications:

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Specimen Collection and Testing

COVID-19 is a notifiable condition that should be reported to your local health department immediately if either suspected or confirmed. 

Public Health Departments in California (CDPH)

Public Health Labs Testing for COVID-19 (CDPH, 3/11/2020)

FAQs on COVID-19 Testing at Laboratories (CDC 3/10/2020)

Interim Guidelines for Collecting, Handling, and Testing Clinical Specimens from Persons Under Investigation (PUIs) for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (CDC 3/9/2020)

FAQs for Diagnostic Tools and Virus (CDC 3/1/2020)

Laboratory Testing Fact Sheet for Patients (CDC 2/4/2020)

Laboratory Testing Fact Sheet for Health Care Professionals (CDC 2/4/2020)

Additional COVID-19 Resources

CMA is also collecting links to other COVID-19 resources, grouped by topic, including:

  • Persons Under Investigation
  • Clinical Care
  • Specialty Specific Resources
  • Home Care
  • PPE
  • And more

You can view those resources here.

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