Curi, the North Carolina Medical Society, and the North Carolina Medical Group Management Association have developed a weekly COVID-19 survey of medical practices in North Carolina. The anonymous responses are extremely helpful in collecting data to better understand medical practices’ most acute and immediate needs and to establish any trends to inform policymakers and legislative initiatives on behalf of providers, practices, and patients in the state. This week’s survey includes several questions about the ability to apply for, qualify for, and receive federal and state financial assistance. We encourage our North Carolina members to complete the five-minute survey here.
All Curi recommendations are based on current CDC criteria at the time of publication. CDC guidance for SARS-CoV-2 infection may, or may not, be adopted by state and local health departments to respond to rapidly changing local circumstances. Providers should always check with their local health department to see if the CDC’s guidance on any given topic has been modified (particularly if more restrictive) from the CDC’s recommended guidelines. Follow this link https://www.cdc.gov/publichealthgateway/healthdirectories/index.html for contact information to your state/local health department. If local recommendations vary from those of the CDC, and you are unsure what recommendations to follow, then it is safer to follow the more restrictive guidelines/recommendations.