ACEP COVID-19 Field Guide

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Publisher’s Notice


This is a high-priority resource ACEP staff have compiled and is not meant for public dissemination. Recommendations and guidelines referenced here are the sole responsibility of the authors and do not indicate an exclusive course of treatment, nor do they serve as a standard of medical care. Variations in treatment may be required, based on individual circumstances, and the information here may need to be adapted based on clinical judgment and availability of resources. Not all suggestions are evidence based. 

ACEP specifically disclaims all liability for direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages related to the implementation of the recommendations and guidelines referenced herein.

This Second Edition of the ACEP COVID-19 Field Guide was funded in part by a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (grant number NU50CK000570). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this resource center do not necessarily represent the policy of CDC or HHS, and should not be considered an endorsement by the Federal Government.


Mark Hauswald, MS, MD, FACEP
Emeritus Professor of Emergency Medicine
Past Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Patient Safety
Past Director of Global Health Projects
University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center

Note: Sections that do not list authors were written and compiled by ACEP staff. 

ACEP Staff Contributors (in alphabetical order)

Suzannah Alexander
Alex Bass
Mohan Bonthu
Nancy Calaway
Audrey Cornwell
Jeffrey Davis
Pat Elmes
Sydney King
Adam Krushinskie
Alan Masters
David McKenzie
Mandie Mims
Harry Monroe
Margaret Montgomery
Leslie Moore
Steven Morrissey
Rick Murray
Katie Muth
Craig Price
Lillian Renner
Julie Rispoli
Loren Rives
Travis Schulz
Sam Shahid
Nicole Tidwell

Second Edition updates beginning September 2023

The COVID-19 Pandemic

General Information on COVID-19

Stay up to date on the latest information about signs and symptoms, viral testing, and case definiti...

Home Safety

Preparing for Work

Author: Kelly Gray-Eurom, MD, MMM, FACEP, Chief Quality Officer/Assistant Dean for Quality and Safet...

Home Safety

Returning From Work

Author: Kelly Gray-Eurom, MD, MMM, FACEP, Chief Quality Officer/Assistant Dean for Quality and Safet...

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