COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 has officially been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). While COVID-19 is causing much uncertainty in our world and our communities, the MCPA feels that this the time that Chiropractic Physicians in Missouri and across the world can be leaders at spreading information based on fact, not fear.

Now that President Trump and Governor Parson have asked every citizen to limit gatherings to less than 10 people, practice self-quarantine, and social distancing, there have many questions about what that actually entails. The MCPA has fielded many questions regarding "what do we do now"? The MCPA believes that it is important to provide as much reliable information as possible so that every Chiropractic Physician can make an educated decision of what is best for their patients, their practice, and their loved ones. 

We encourage everyone to continue to follow proper compliance procedures, while also adhering to the recommended safety protocols. These protocols are ever-changing and evolving, so please check the site links below for the latest requirements and recommendations.

-MCPA Executive Board

 

UPDATE 8-29-2020:

 

The MCPA was notified that the Greene County Health Department has been contacting Chiropractic Physicians with misinformation regarding their essential workers status in the latest Department of Homeland Security Essential Worker list released on August 18, 2020. Chiropractors are still specifically indicated as being Essential Workers in this latest list. If you are contacted by any Health Department indicating that you are no longer classified as an Essential Worker, please refer them to page 7 of the Version 4.0 CISA Guidance on Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers FINAL AUG 18v2_0 

Below is the section in question taken from this latest list. 

HEALTHCARE / PUBLIC HEALTH
Workers, including laboratory personnel, that perform critical clinical, biomedical and other research, development, and testing needed for COVID-19 or other diseases.•Healthcare providers including, but not limited to, physicians (MD/DO/DPM); dentists; psychologists; mid-level practitioners; nurses; emergency medical services personnel, assistants and aids; infection control and quality assurance personnel; phlebotomists; pharmacists; physical, respiratory, speech and occupational therapists and assistants; social workers; optometrists; speech pathologists; chiropractors; diagnostic and therapeutic technicians; and radiology technologists.

 


 

MCPA Office

The MCPA office remains open, although MCPA staff is working currently remotely. We are committed to assisting our members and serving your needs. If you have a question, call (573) 636-2553 or email us at [email protected] We urge you to check MCPA's  Facebook page and website for the latest updates.


MCPA Events

Effective Thursday, March 19th, MCPA will be canceling any official MCPA and MCPA District events and meetings to keep with the recommendations of President Trump and Governor Parson through mid-April. We will re-evaluate this policy over the next few weeks. Our upcoming MCPA Strategic Planning Session scheduled for April 25th has been postponed until October. Our MCPA Board Meeting will still be held, although it is unclear at this time if we will be meeting in person or virtually. 

 

MCPA 2020 Summer Expo

At this time, the MCPA 2020 Summer Expo will still be held July 30-August 1, 2020 at Lodge of the Four Seasons, Lake Ozark. Registration will be opening shortly and we encourage you to register and make your hotel reservations. We will continue to monitor our options over the next several months and will keep everyone informed if any changes to this program occur. 

 

Important COVID-19 Information and LInks:

US Department of Homeland Security: Chiropractic Physicians are Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers
Identification Of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During Covid-19 Response

World Health Organization (WHO):

WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak website

 
Center for Disease Control (CDC):

CDC COVID-19 website

CDC Information for Healthcare Professionals

CDC What Healthcare Personnel Should Know about Caring for Patients with Confirmed or Possible COVID-19 Infection

CDC COVID-19 FAQs

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 (COVID-19)

 
 Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services: 24 hour hotline: 877-435-8411

DHSS COVID-19 website

DHSS Healthcare Professional Resources - COVID-19

DHSS How Do I Prevent... COVID-19DHSS Handling COVID-19 Anxiety

 

PPE Supplies
 Würth Baer Supply Company - (800) 944-2237www.baersupply.com

PPE Catalog

Thermometers  

Hand Sanitizers

Pro Spray Disinfectant

Sneeze Guards

Acrylic PolySheets

 

ChiroHealthUSA

COVID-19 Resources for Chiropractic

 

NCMIC CoronaVirus Online Resources

NCMIC CoronaVirus Online Resources

 

Federal Cares Economic Relief Plan

Summary from the U.S. Chamber

How small businesses will benefit from the CARES Act

Summary of the legislation from the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance

U.S. Chamber: Understanding the Paycheck Protection Program

H&R Block Stimulus Check Calculator

 
Families First CoronaVirus Response Act: 

Fact sheet for employers

Fact sheet for employees

Questions and answers document

 
SBA Disaster Assistance Loans:

Learn more and apply

Read more about the SBA disaster assistance process

SBA Loan news release from Gov. Mike Parson

COVID-19 Resources from Missouri SBDC