Merced County Department of Public Health Attestation Approved to Move into Stage 2.5
The Department of Public Health (Department) is pleased to announce that Merced County is now approved to move more quickly through Stage 2 of California’s Roadmap for reopening. The approval is posted on the California Department of Public Health website and is  available for public review . More...
First Mariposa COVID-19 Death
The Public Health branch of the Mariposa County Health and Human Services Agency was informed May 14, 2020 of the death of one of our COVID-19 cases. The 78-year-old female was recently discharged from a valley hospital to a hospice care facility in Stanislaus County. She contracted COVID-19 from a Stanislaus County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and tested positive on May 5, 2020. More...
MMCMS Has a Limited Supply of SURGICAL MASKS and Face Shields
MMCMS would like to extend their thanks to the Foundation for Medical Care. Through our partnership with them, they have been able to donate a limited supply of surgical masks.
Thanks to the Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society's Operation Shields Up program, they have donated a limited number of face shields to MMCMS.

If you are in need of surgical masks or face shields, please email Chrisy and provide practice information and number of shields requested. MMCMS will do our best to fill orders timely.
Thank you SSVMS for the donation!
Thank you NORCAL Group for covering the shipping!
Provider Relief Fund attestation deadline approaching
Physicians who were allocated a payment from the initial $30 billion general distribution from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Provider Relief Fund must sign an attestation confirming receipt of the funds and agree to the terms and conditions within 45 days of payment. That means that physicians who received the first round of funding on April 10, 2020, have until May 24, 2020, to file an attestation and accept the terms and conditions. More...
AMA cautions about limitations of antibody testing for COVID-19
With a growing number of tests claiming to identify people who have been exposed to SARS-CoV-2 and potentially immune to COVID-19, the American Medical Association (AMA) has published guidance to help ensure physicians and the general public are aware of the limitations and potential uses of serological testing, also known as antibody testing. More...
SBA publishes Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness application; Funds still available for new loans
On Friday, May 15, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Department of the Treasury published the Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application.  More...
HHS again updates Provider Relief Fund allocation rules
On May 15, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) updated and clarified the distribution of Provider Relief Funds and how to estimate the second allocation of payments.  More...
U.S. House passes $3 trillion COVID-19 response bill
The U.S. House of Representatives passed “The Heroes Act” (HR 6800) a comprehensive $3 trillion package to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill was introduced by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic leadership, and outlines their priorities for a new COVID relief bill. More...
DWC to reimburse for telehealth services retroactively to March 1
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) on Tuesday announced that it has retroactively updated the effective date for coverage of telehealth services for injured workers. More...
COVID-19 On-Demand Webinars
The California Medical Association (CMA) has added new COVID-19 webinars to its library of on-demand education. These webinars are available  free to all interested parties as part of CMA’s ongoing support for physicians during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Other recent COVID-19 webinars available for on-demand viewing include:

Latest COVID-19 Facts
Confirmed Cases - 234
Active - 89
Recovered - 139
Deaths - 6

Mariposa County ( Mariposa County Public Health)
Confirmed Cases -15
Hospitalized - 0
Recovered - 14
Deaths - 1

Co nfirmed Cases - 86,197
Deaths - 3,542

Confirmed Cases - 1,551,095
Deaths - 93,061

Confirmed Cases - 4,995,996
Deaths - 327,821

All of these numbers were pulled from the respective websites 5/22/20, 11:30AM.