COVID-19 Update – April 7, 2020
As of April 7, there are 634 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Alameda County and 15 deaths (including City of Berkeley information). As of April 7, there are 442 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Contra Costa County and 7 deaths. Please check  for the latest updates.
COVID-19: AMA’s National Physician Townhall – Thursday, April 9 at 11:00 AM PST

The American Medical Association invites you to a live conversation with AMA President Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA, and a panel of AMA health care experts on challenges and concerns facing physicians during this unprecedented COVID-19 crisis.

As we work together on the front lines and beyond to defeat COVID-19, the AMA wants to hear from you and channel your collective voices into action.

Attendance is limited. Please register immediately and reserve your seat. To register for the webinar (full functionality, including question submission), click here .

If you do not have access to a web-enabled device to attend the webinar, you can register here for phone-in only access (listen only, no question submission).
Ethical Considerations Doctors Face During COVID-19

The AMA has released a 12-minute video about ethical considerations during the COVID-19 pandemic , including the lack of PPE that puts physicians in a dangerous situation when they show up for work, and equitable access to testing by underserved populations.The video is hosted by AMA’s CEO, Todd Unger, who is joined by:

  • Dr. Audiey Kao, AMA VP of Ethic Standards
  • Elliott Crigger, AMA Director of Ethics Policy
  • Mia Keeys: AMA Director of Health Equity Policy and Advocacy

To view the full 12-minute video, click here .

Code of Medical Ethics: Guidance in a Pandemic

The AMA Code of Medical Ethics offers foundational guidance for health care professionals and institutions responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in regards to Physicians' Responsibilities in Disaster Response and Preparedness and Allocating Limited Health Care Resources .

To view the full report, click here . AMA also has a Code of Medical Ethics Overview that can be accessed here .

Code of Medical Ethics Opinions: Community Health

The AMA has an established Code of Medial Ethics Opinions Page . These Opinions are offered as ethics guidance for physicians and are not intended to establish standards of clinical practice or rules of law.
Tips for Physicians to Protect Themselves and Their Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Click here for tips on what to do before going to work, at work, and after work/coming home to protect yourself and your family. Tips include how to create a hot zone (contaminated area) near your home entrance and how to take care of your skin. Courtesy of the TPMG Diablo Health and Wellness Team.
Complimentary Peer Discussion Groups
RechargedMD is offering ACCMA members complimentary online peer discussion groups specifically for physicians. With the guidance of a certified coach, physicians can receive and offer support, as well as learn from one another. Small groups will meet beginning on April 25 for 45 minutes per week for three facilitated sessions. Go to .
ACCMA Resources Toolkit
The ACCMA has put together a free toolkit of resources that address the day-to-day needs of East Bay physicians of all career stages and in all modes of practice, from food and grocery delivery services to exercises that can be done at home. Click here to access and download the toolkit.

Please contact ACCMA at 510-654-5383 or with any questions or concerns you have. Although we may not currently have an immediate answer to all questions, we want to know the information and resources that you need to continue to provide care for our community during this difficult time.  
This information will also be posted online at and will be updated frequently. Please check the ACCMA website regularly for updates.