Updated September 1, 2022: While overall COVID transmission rates are down, the Omicron variants BA.4 and BA.5 continue to circulate the globe. COVID-19 has caused infection surges in some locations, while in other areas, restrictions have been lifted, highlighting how location-specific protocols can shift as the pandemic unfolds. What does not change is that many healthcare providers are concerned about the risks involved in keeping their practices safe during the ongoing pandemic, and that certain office practices are consistently prudent.
Updated September 1, 2022: While COVID restrictions have been lifted in most parts of the country and vaccination efficacy continues to decline, healthcare professionals must continue to monitor SARS-CoV-2 variants circulating within their communities.
Updated June 2, 2022: Long COVID presents varying and unpredictable symptoms and has no known cure, so with very little information, health-care providers are facing an uphill battle when it comes to providing adequate care to these patients.
Updated March 31, 2022: Healthcare providers should remain aware of the biggest risks associated with long COVID, what factors can lead to malpractice suits, and how to reduce risk.