COVID-19 Information

Things to do now

We will keep this list up to date so check back often.

  1. Have a reopening plan. Visit the Reopening Information page and get your PPE and protocol plan in place before you open.
  2. Secure some PPE before reopening.
    1. First, try to find PPE on your own using the PPP Resources page.
    2. You should also sign up for AOA's GPO program at AOAExcel which should have access to PPE for members soon.
  3. Go apply for HHS Round 4 if you lost revenue July 1, 2020 through March 31, 2021. These funds will dry up fast. Click here for details. (HHS grant FAQs)
  4. PPP Forgiveness: Register and apply for PPP Forgiveness through the SBA's Direct Forgiveness Portal.

Posted 2/17/2021: Governor Northam has signed emergency legislation, which was supported by the VOA, that permits health care professions to administer the COVID-19 vaccine, effective immediately.

The legislation does not entitle health care professionals to receive access to supplies of vaccine or guarantee that health care providers who sign up will fill roles as vaccinators. The legislation does require VDH to establish a process to allow qualified health care professionals to administer the vaccine and to be called on as needed to support the vaccination effort.

Senate Bill 1445 , sponsored by Senator Siobhan S. Dunnavant (R-Henrico) and House Bill 2333, sponsored by Delegate Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond) would permit any qualified and available health care provider in Virginia to volunteer to administer COVID-19 vaccines. 

Optometrist will be able to volunteer at vaccination events throughout the state.

Optometrists who want to serve as vaccine administrators should:

  1. Register with VDH by filling out a provider intent form found here.
  2. Register and update your information with the Virginia Medical Reserve Corps here
  3. Complete the provider education trainings available on the VDH website by clicking here

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