Merced County is working to raise awareness around the Stay-at-Home order
Yesterday, a #StayHomeSaveLives social media campaign was launched to encourage people to stay home to help slow the spread of COVID-19. More information: .

A hotline and email were established for individuals to report non-essential business activity and large group gatherings that violate the Stay-at-Home Order:
CMA urges additional steps to mitigate the financial impact of pandemic on physician practices
The COVID-19 pandemic is having a financial impact on nearly everyone, but its effect on physicians and physician practices has been particularly acute and needs immediate attention.

On April 2, 2020, the California Medical Association (CMA) submitted  a letter to Governor Gavin Newsom  urging him to take quick action to ensure that our financially distressed physician practices remain viable so they can continue to provide care to patients. More...
Small business practices can apply for forgivable loans of up to $10M
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) provides $360 billion in funding for new Small Business Administration (SBA) loan and grant programs. One of those programs is the  Paycheck Protection Program  (PPP), which will provide small businesses with less than 500 employees with forgivable, zero-fee loans of up to $10 million or 2.5 times their average monthly payroll costs. Part of these loans may be forgiven and not counted as income if it’s spent during the first eight weeks on operating expenses, such as payroll, group health care benefits, lease payments, mortgage interest, and utilities. More...
Medical board warns against improper prescribing of medications related to COVID-19
The California Medical Association (CMA) applauds the innumerable selfless acts by health care professionals across the nation and the world who are fighting on the front lines during this public health emergency. Your sacrifice and commitment to the health of California, our nation and the world is unparalleled and will never be forgotten.

According to the Medical Board of California, there have been reports of a few prescribers wrongfully hoarding and prescribing for themselves and family members certain medications referenced in the media relating to COVID-19. More...
Important new guidance on billing Medicare for professional telehealth services during the public health emergency
Building on prior action to expand reimbursement for telehealth services to Medicare beneficiaries, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will now allow for more than  80 additional services  to be furnished via telehealth. More...
CMA backs Newsom’s call for Californians to take additional action to slow coronavirus spread
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Gavin Newsom urged Californians to cover their noses and mouths when going out in public to help stop asymptomatic individuals from inadvertently spreading the coronavirus.

During his daily briefing (April 1) on the COVID-19 crisis, Gov. Newsom stressed that face coverings are not a substitute for physical distancing practices recommended by state and public health officials. More...
CMA Seeks Volunteers to Provide Remote Support to Health Care Workers Serving on the Front Lines of the COVID-19 Pandemic
The California Medical Association’s (CMA) Wellness Program is seeking volunteer physicians and nurses to serve as remote peer care coaches to assist physicians and other health care workers serving on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The new program, called Care 4 Caregivers, will offer virtual emotional and professional support to health care workers serving patients during the COVID-19 crisis. More...

Care 4 Caregivers was featured on Fox News , including an interview with CMA Wellness Program CEO Dave Logan.
CMA COVID-19 webinar series
The California Medical Association (CMA) has been hosting a series of free webinars to guide physicians through some of the most pressing COVID-19 issues. For those who were unable to join live, they are being archived and made available for on-demand viewing at

Frequently Asked COVID-19 Questions
UPDATED 4/3/2020
CMA has developed a great FAQ on COVID-19. It is updated frequently, so keep checking back. It answers questions by topic and topics include:

  • Personnel
  • Financial
  • Telehealth
  • Testing
  • Prescribing
  • Miscellaneous

Latest COVID-19 Facts
Positive Tests - 16
Deaths - 0

Mariposa County ( Mariposa County Public Health)
Positive Tests -0
Deaths - 0

Confirmed Cases - 10,701
Deaths - 237

Confirmed Cases - 239,279
Deaths - 5,443

Confirmed Cases - 976,249
Deaths - 50,489

All of these numbers were pulled from the respective websites 4/3/20, 4:30PM.