COVID-19 Updates & Resources

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, the MVMA is taking steps to protect our staff and our members. In response, the MVMA has created this page as a helpful resource center to help navigate any questions or concerns you may have during this time. We will continuously update this page with valuable information as we receive updates from the AVMA, CDC, MDARD, State of Michigan and other reliable sources. You can access these resources by visiting the Resources & Updates section on this page.


NEWS UPDATE: Gov. Whitmer rescinds EO 2020-34, lifting restrictions on veterinary medicine

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer rescinded Executive Order 2020-34 with Executive Order 2020-96, allowing veterinarians to perform any and all procedures. The new order is effective, Friday, May 29.

Safety guidelines for veterinarians are now available and can viewed in Executive Order 2020-97.

UPCOMING EVENTS

The MVMA Great Lakes Veterinary Conference has been rescheduled to August 16-18. For more information regarding the conference, please click here or visit www.michvma.org/GLVC.

MVMA OPERATIONS

The entire team at the MVMA is here to assist our members during this time. In order to ensure the safety of our staff members, the MVMA has decided to allow employees to work from home. We will still be responding to member calls and emails, just not at our main office line. We will provide an update once operations move back to the main office. You may contact any of our staff by clicking their emails below: 

For general questions, please email mvma@michvma.org.

John Tramontana, MS, CAE

Chief Executive Officer


tramontana@michvma.org

Sheri Fandel

Director of Operations


fandel@michvma.org

Kara Henrys

Director of Member Services


henrys@michvma.org

Samuel Florio

Director of Communications

& Digital Strategy

florio@michvma.org

Nancy Frank, DVM, MPH DACVPM

Staff Veternarian


frank@michvma.org


Resources & Updates 

Learn more and stay up-to-date on COVID-19 by clicking the resources below:


 


DISEASE INFORMATION RESOURCES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Please note, to receive the CDC email updates, you must click the link above and

enter your desired email in the "Get Email Updates" box at the bottom of the CDC page.


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PRACTICE RESOURCES 

Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (MDARD)

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Summary Review of Executive Order 2020-42 - Temporary requirement to suspend activities that are not necessary to sustain or protect life

Informational Guide on Executive Order 2020-34 - Temporary restrictions on veterinary services

    Frequently Asked Questions on Telehealth in Michigan

    United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

      Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

        The links below are posters from the CDC that were designed for human health care facilities, but they are also good guidelines for veterinary facilities.

        Click each link below to view the desired poster file.

        American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP)

          Michigan Health and Hospital Association

          National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians (NASPHV)



          BUSINESS CONSIDERATIONS

          State of Michigan

          Human Resources Management Services (HRMS)

              Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM)

              Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

              IRS has issued guidance allowing all individual and other non-corporate tax filers to defer up to $1 million of federal income tax (including self-employment tax) payments due on April 15, 2020, until July 15, 2020, without penalties or interest. The guidance also allows corporate taxpayers a similar deferment of up to $10 million of federal income tax payments that would be due on April 15, 2020, until July 15, 2020, without penalties or interest. This guidance does not change the April 15 filing deadline.

              U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

              American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

              U.S. Chamber of Commerce

              Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA)

              The Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) hosted an informational webinar for Michigan employers regarding unemployment insurance and the recent Executive Orders 2020-09 and 2020-10 signed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. If you were unable to view the live webinar, please click here to view the information covered.


                          MICHIGAN COVID-19 EXECUTIVE ORDER AND STATE GUIDELINES

                          Frequently Asked Questions on Michigan Stay Home, Stay Safe Order

                          State of Michigan


                            WHAT OTHER MICHIGAN PRACTICES ARE DOING ABOUT COVID-19

                            Michigan Veterinarians


                              SHELTER RESOURCES
                              Best Friends Animal Society 


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