COVID-19 Resources

RECENT UPDATES
  • Dog in South Carolina confirmed with SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19
  • The GVMA is implementing new Health & Safety protocols for our in-person events. Click here to view them.
  • The deadline for making an application for a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan will be extended to August 8th.
    • On 7/01, the House passed a bill that extends the application deadline for the PPP. The Senate passed the bill by unanimous consent Tuesday night. The extension comes one day after the Small Business Administration (SBA)’s loan forgiveness program had reached its application deadline of June 30th. The bill will extend the program’s application deadline from June 30 to August 8. The bill is expected to be signed into law by the President shortly. With roughly $132 billion in remaining PPP funds, the extension provides more time for borrowers to apply. However, this is not the last of the changes for PPP – lawmakers continue to discuss changes for the program, and we anticipate additional rules to continue to be promulgated by the SBA.
  • Updated Guidance from GVMA on Reopening Your Clinic to Clients (6/18/2020)
THINGS THAT HAVE CHANGED
GETTING BACK TO "NORMAL"

5/12: Governor Kemp has issued an executive order covering the reopening of businesses. The main item that relates to veterinarians is #17 on pg. 11 concerning the use of PIN pads, which now can be used if disinfected frequently. Click here to read the executive order. For the sake of health & safety concerns, there should be no rush to get back to “normal” and the GVMA recommends that you continue observing the safety protocols that you have instituted for your staff and your clients.

ON-DEMAND & LIVE WEBINARS
Updates by Agency
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL & PREVENTION (CDC)
GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH (GDPH)
GEORGIA VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (GVMA)

The GVMA office is mostly operational—feel free to call us at 678-309-9800 or email us at any time just as you normally would.

Our team is currently working from home. Physical mailings from our office will be delayed, including mailed invoice payments, CVA program materials, handbook orders, and so forth. We appreciate your understanding during this stressful time.

US FOOD & DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
Specified Guidance
MOBILE & HOUSE CALL VETS
CATTLE VETS & PRODUCERS
FOOD ANIMAL VETS

GVMA MEMBERS: JOIN US FOR OUR NEXT WELLNESS WEBINAR!

TUESDAY, 5/5, 8PM

GVMA Webinar: “Conscious Relaxation”

Becoming aware of tension in the body and cultivating the capacity to let the body relax can help to reduce the physical impact of acute and chronic stress, and anxiety. In this session, participants will learn a mindfulness practice for consciously releasing muscular tension in the body.
Please note: In order to create a sense of community, participants will be able to join this session with their webcam on. This is an interactive session and you are encouraged to participate. This webinar is available exclusively to GVMA Members at no cost. Space is limited.

Instructor: Dr. Laura Smallwood, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM), RYT-200, Chair of GVMA Wellbeing & Resilience Committee

JOIN US FOR OUR NEXT TOWN HALL MEETING!

THURSDAY, 5/7, 7PM

GVMA/UGA CVM VIRTUAL TOWN HALL MEETING FOR COVID-19

This session is devoted to answering questions producers and veterinarians have around their key role in maintaining a stable, secure, and cost effective food supply.

The GVMA is actively updating COVID-19 resources for our members. Our office is open and we can be contacted at GVMA@gvma.net or (678) 309-9800 should you need assistance.

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