Coronavirus (COVID-19) Member Resources
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is closely following the development of the COVID-19 pandemic and is here to support you during these challenging times. We have collected resources from around the globe to provide valuable guidance in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak. We will continue to monitor the situation and will be regularly updating this page with more resources as they become available. Read the full ASPS Statement on COVID-19 >>
Paycheck Protection Program Update
The Small Business Administration has indicated that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has been exhausted.
PPP had given out nearly 10.8 million loans worth more than $780 billion since its inception in April of last year. It's not yet known if lawmakers will approve another round of funding for the program, which has run out of cash and refunded by Congress twice before.
Loan applications that have been approved would continue to be funded, although the funds available are less than $6 billion.
IMPORTANT: COVID-19 vaccine may cause adverse effects in those with dermal fillers
ASPS published guidance concerning adverse events in patients with dermal fillers receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
STATEMENT: Considerations for the resumption of elective surgery and visits
Please visit our Considerations for the Resumption of Elective Surgery and Visits statement for more information.
Resources to continue serving patients while practicing social distancing and unemployment benefits information.
Webinars focused on telemedicine and managing your practice during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Resources for COVID-19 emergency financial relief, along with ASPS efforts to support plastic surgeons.
Insights from medical authorities with details you and your patients need to know to limit the spread of coronavirus.
Guidance for plastic surgeons regarding elective procedures in the COVID-19 medical crisis.
American Medical Association Updates
The American Medical Association (AMA) is devoting each Monday of the AMA COVID-19 Update to a look at the key facts and trends of the COVID-19 pandemic. Updates will continue to explore the impact of COVID-19 on patients, physicians and the medical community, featuring AMA leadership and subject matter experts, along with leading experts across the country.
Stress and Mental Health Resources for Medical Professionals
Headspace is offering all US healthcare professionals who work in public health settings free access to Headspace Plus through 2020. The coronavirus is an unprecedented global challenge, and healthcare professionals are particularly overburdened. Headspace wants to support you as best they can.