DCMS News & Announcements

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1/18/2022
The Dallas County Public Health Committee and DCMS have issued a statement on the prioritization for the use of COVID-19 monoclonal antibodies and antiviral agents in the outpatient setting given the current limited supply.
1/11/2022
The NIH COVID-19 Treatment Panel has released recommendations that include an order of preference for which therapeutics to use to treat patients with mild to moderate COVID-19 who are at high risk of severe disease progression.
1/10/2022
People with COVID-19 should isolate for 5 days and if they are asymptomatic or their symptoms are resolving (without fever for 24 hours), followed by 5 days of wearing a mask when around others to minimize the risk of infecting people they encounter.
1/7/2022
Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) opens four additional COVID-19 testing facilities in Dallas County for anyone who needs a PCR COVID test.
1/7/2022
Three recently authorized therapeutics are now available throughout the state and may be effective for certain COVID-19 patients.
12/6/2021
DCMS President Dr. Beth Kassanoff-Piper gives an update on what you need to know about the new COVID-19 omicron variant.
11/30/2021
COVID-19’s omicron variant appears to be more transmissible, reinforcing the need for Americans to get vaccinations or booster shots, U.S. health officials said.
11/19/2021
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration amended the emergency use authorizations (EUA) for both the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines authorizing use of a single booster dose for all individuals 18 years of age and older after comple
11/11/2021
The analysis included a period from Jan. 15 to Oct. 1 with a particular focus on the four weeks from Sept. 4 to Oct. 1, which allowed the agency to measure the effect of COVID-19 vaccination as the more contagious Delta variant surged across Texas.
11/5/2021
The ETS establishes binding requirements to protect unvaccinated employees of large employers (100 or more employees from the risk of contracting COVID-19 in the workplace.
11/4/2021
CDC recommends everyone ages 5 and older get a COVID-19 vaccine to help protect against COVID-19.
10/21/2021
The agency may act this week, when it is expected to authorize booster shots for recipients of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
10/21/2021
Physicians and faith leaders from North Texas teamed up for frank and honest conversations that dispel misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines.
10/21/2021
TMA raised “grave concerns” in the comment letter about the current budget-neutrality requirement with Medicare physician payments.
10/15/2021
DCMS past president, John Carlo, MD, testified yesterday in Austin in front of the Texas Senate Affairs committee to oppose SB 51, where he asked lawmakers to exempt healthcare entities from the law’s reach.
10/8/2021
Have questions about coadministering the COVID-19 and Flu vaccines? The CDC has put together a helpful FAQ.
10/8/2021
The application is now open for both Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Phase 4 and American Rescue Plan (ARP) Rural payments. The application will close on October 26, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
10/8/2021
DCMS is looking to gather survey data regarding employee management, benefits, an administration in order to help DCMS determine if additional resources and services would be of value to our members.
10/4/2021
Efficacy of Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) Vaccines in preventing COVID-19 hospitalizations among adults without immunocompromising conditions.
10/4/2021
The Dallas County Public Health Committee is providing an FAQ to assist physicians and the community with understanding the current status of Pfizer booster vaccines.
9/29/2021
Become involved in your profession by applying for a leadership position with DCMS, or nominating a colleague that DCMS should consider for volunteer service.
9/27/2021
As students and staff have begun to return to the classroom during this most recent surge, members have asked for additional tools to assist them in working with local schools and districts in Dallas County regarding masking policies.
8/27/2021
Learn more regarding the changes to the physician referral system for sending patients to the Ft. Worth and McKinney COVID-19 monoclonal antibody infusion centers.