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Resources for Pharmacists on COVID-19

IAPS is aware of other state boards of pharmacy issuing guidance for their pharmacists regarding the COVID-19 situation, regulations, and continuity of care of patient. As of now, We advise fellow pharmacists to consult the CDC and NYS DOH / NJBOP websites for accurate information and updates.  

Below is a listing of the most comprehensive resources to assist you in your practice through this pandemic.

  • COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall: The Role of Pharmacists
    Assemblymember McDonald and panelist of experts as they discuss the role of pharmacists in the COVID-19 pandemic.  Recording available here.

·         NJ Pharmacists Association COVID-19 Resource Page

·         CDC's Coronavirus page

·         NCPA's Coronavirus page

·         NYS Health Department


o    Health Advisory: Updated Protocols for Personnel in Healthcare and Other Direct Care Settings to Return to Work Following COVID-19 Exposure or Infection

·         FDA Notices:

o    FDA's Notice regarding compounding sanitizers

o    FDA's Face Mask Guidance

·         WHO-Recommended Handrub Formulations

·         NYSED COVID-19 page - FAQs

·         NYS DOH COVID-19 Update for NYS Healthcare Providers (slideshow)


·         Insurance Company Communications:

·         CVS - COVID-19 and Emergency Declaration Overide Procedures

·         Express Scripts - Reminder 'Refill Too Soon' override process in light of COVID-19

·         Humana - Imporant Message regarding COVID-19

·         Additional Medicaid Pharmacy Guidance Regarding the Declared Disaster Emergency in the State of New York over COVID-1

·         Third Party Payor Communication Regarding COVID-19 Coronovirus

·         Small Business Administration's Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

·         NCPA and National Grocers Association (NGA) letter to Congress voicing concerns over certain provisions in the COVID-19 legislative package.  Read the letter. Know how to advise your patients


In these tough times, IAPS will continue to support all our fellow pharmacists/Technicians and our sponsors by providing you with up-to-date information. If there is anything you need information on, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at