265 Church Street, 14th Floor
New Haven, CT 06510
Phone: 203-687-4422
Fax: 475-202-6844
May 19 , 2020

Re:        COVID-19 Update

Dear CMG Providers,

Essential updates for today:

  • Please see today's summary from the CDC and DPH here.

  • For all Medicare providers who received an initial grant through the Cares Act, please consider applying for additional funds in the second wave of allocation. Information about the program and Cares Act funding is available here and the portal for application is here.

  • There have been recent changes to guidelines regarding exclusion criteria from direct patient contact for healthcare workers. These recommendations are based on experience over the last 2 months with healthcare worker exposure while using appropriate PPE. They contain significant changes and allow for expanded clinical activity for those previously restricted due to age or other risk factors. This decision remains an individual choice after weighing specific risk factors, but these guidelines provide a path for return to direct patient care.
  • Revision of patient care exclusion recommendations for front-line healthcare workers

  • 57+ Discounts and Freebies for Front-Line Workers – Updated May 18: Updated list of freebies and discounts available for first responders and healthcare workers, including: free, any-size hot or iced coffee at Cumberland Farms; 10% off your order at Friendly’s; 20% off your order at IHOP; 20% off Nike order (discount can be used up to 4x a month).

  • Securing appropriate PPE is critical to practice recovery. We are continuing to work on several options for acquisition of PPE and will be communicating further details as they become available.

  • MARK YOUR CALENDARS! We are hosting a COVID-19 Recovery and Re-opening Office Q&A Session on May 22, 2020 at 12 PM. If you are interested in attending, click here for call details.

Stay safe. Be well. God bless.


Joseph L. Quaranta, MD

Joseph L. Quaranta, MD
President, Community Medical Group