The Biden administration has announced plans to distribute $25.5 billion in funding to physicians, hospitals, and other facilities affected by COVID-19 as part of the Provider Relief Fund, and will open the portal for funding applications on Sept. 29.
The agency’s Sept. 17 announcement references Gov. Greg Abbott’s Aug. 25 executive order barring vaccination requirements by entities receiving public funds.
PUIs and Testing
TMA Guides and FAQs
Public Education Materials
Use TMA-developed COVID-19 materials including guidance on face mask requirements, customizable physician letters, patient education materials and more.
All TMA Guides
Use TMA's new FAQ and these resources to keep track of the current state of face coverings.
New TMA Mask Use FAQ
Customizable Letter to Parents About Mask Wearing and Public Education Materials
Practice Log Forms
Disinfectant LogStaff Temperature Log
Flyers, Social Media and Fact Sheets
Face Coverings Are Required Poster
COVID-19 Public Education and Social Media Materials
Cusomizable Physician Permission Letter for Return to School
Customizable Physician Letter to Parents About Mask Wearing
Physician Permission Letter for Return to Work
Signs From DSHS
Outdoor signs: English, SpanishIndoor Signs: English, Spanish
Symptoms of Coronavirus – English, Spanish
Stop the Spread of Germs – English, Chinese, Spanish
Explore patient education FAQs, videos and TMA's new Vaccines Defend What Matters campaign.
Vaccines Defend What Matters
Texas DSHS COVID-19 Call Center:Dial 2-1-1, then choose Option 6Hours:M-F, 8am-5pm CSTSat, 8am-1pmCSTEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Texas DSHS Drive-Thru ScreeningDSHS Drive-Thru Screening Locations
How to contact your Local Health DepartmentCoronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID) Local Health Entities
CDC UpdatesCOCA Calls24 Hour CDC Clinician Hotline:(800) 232-4636, ask for the Clinical On-CallCDC COVIDViewCDC News Releases and Health Alert Network (HAN)
FDAFDA Emergency Use Authorizations
Mental Health Support24/7 HHSC Statewide COVID-19 Mental Health Support(833) 986-1919
TMA Knowledge CenterSubmit Your Questions to the TMA Knowledge Center
Got COVID-19 questions? Email or Call the Knowledge Center.
The guidelines suggested here are not rules, do not constitute legal advice, and do not ensure a successful clinical outcome. The ultimate decision regarding the appropriateness of any treatment must be made by each physician and health care provider considering the circumstances of the individual situation and in accordance with the laws of the jurisdiction in which the care is rendered.