Special Section: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates and Resources
The FGS is monitoring the CDC, the Florida Dept of Health, along with other state and federal agencies for updates , recommendations and advisories. For the most up-to-date information visit the Florida Department of Health or the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
On February 11, 2020 the World Health Organization announced an official name for the disease that is causing the current outbreak of coronavirus disease, COVID-19. CDC will be updating their website and other CDC materials to reflect the update.
developing symptoms, call your doctor/County Health Dept
It’s IMPORTANT to call ahead before visiting your CHD or health care provider. Offices must take proper steps to avoid further spread of COVID-19 when a concerned patient arrives for a medical appointment.
Early information out of China, where COVID-19 first started, shows that some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from this illness. This includes:
If a COVID-19 outbreak happens in your community, it could last for a long time. (An outbreak is when a large number of people suddenly get sick.) Depending on how severe the outbreak is, public health officials may recommend community actions to reduce people’s risk of being exposed to COVID-19. These actions can slow the spread and reduce the impact of disease.
If you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 because of your age or because you have a serious long-term health problem, it is extra important for you to take actions to reduce your risk of getting sick with the disease.
For over thirty years, FGS has been your organization to offer relevant resources for your profession as a geriatric provider.
We are the state affiliate of the American Geriatrics Society, the premiere professional organization for geriatric professionals.
FGS offers a network of geriatric practitioners with expertise in clinical aspects, logistics and pitfalls of practice. You receive up-to-date information on clinical, legislative and reimbursement issues in geriatrics.
Join today and help FGS be the voice of geriatric healthcare in Florida. Together, we can provide the best possible care for our aging citizens.
All the best,
Ronald Garry, MD, FACP, AGSF
FGS President 2018-2020
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