ACG is closely monitoring the rapidly evolving public health challenges of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Here are recent statements, media coverage and other resources for ACG members, gastroenterologists, and gastroenterology care providers.


Clinical Guidance & Insights

Joint GI Society Message on PPE During COVID-19
Use of Personal Protective Equipment in GI Endoscopy
April 1, 2020

Joint GI Society Message on COVID-19
Gastroenterology Professional Society Guidance on Endoscopic Procedures During the COVID-19 Pandemic
March 31, 2020

AJG Breaking News Pre-Print Article
Digestive Symptoms in COVID-19 Patients with Mild Disease Severity: Clinical Presentation, Stool Viral RNA Testing, and Outcomes, Han, et al.
March 30, 2020

AJG Breaking News Pre-Print Article
Preparation In The Big Apple: New York City, A New Epicenter of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Gross, et al.
March 27, 2020

CDC Guidance for PPE
Sequence for putting on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
March 22, 2020

AJG Correspondence: COVID-19 Disease With Positive Fecal and Negative Pharyngeal and Sputum Viral Tests
Chen et al.
March 20, 2020

AJG Study: Clinical characteristics of COVID-19 patients with digestive symptoms in Hubei, China: a descriptive, cross-sectional, multicenter study
Pan, et al. on behalf of Wuhan Medical Treatment Expert Group for COVID-19
March 18, 2020

Joint GI Society Message on COVID-19
AASLD ACG AGA ASGE COVID-19 Clinical Insights for Our Community of Gastroenterologists and Gastroenterology Care Providers

March 15, 2020

Message to ACG Members from Dr. Pochapin and Dr. Greenwald on COVID-19
COVID-19 Update & Recommendations for Gastroenterologists

March 6, 2020

Patients

How to Prevent Spreading of GI Viruses in the Age of COVID-19
Advice for the Public from Digestive Disease Experts from the American College of Gastroenterology
March 27, 2020

Inflammatory Bowel Disease and COVID-19 Patient Information
An ACG Patient Information Handout
March 23, 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic: How Will This Affect Your Care and What to Ask Your Gastrointestinal (GI) Doctor
An ACG Patient Information Handout
March 23, 2020

Education

ACG Virtual Grand Rounds
Weekly on Thursdays at Noon EDT Live Presentation by an ACG Expert Plus Q& A
March 26, 2020

ACG Webinar: COVID-19 and Impact on Clinical GI
A webinar with ACG President Dr. Mark Pochapin, ACG President-Elect Dr. David Greenwald, ACG Past President Dr. Sunanda Kane, ASGE President Dr. John Vargo, and Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology from NYU Dr. Mark Mulligan provide ACG members with an update on COVID-19 and its implications for gastroenterology and endoscopy.
March 22, 2020

ACG Webinar: COVID-19 and The Gastroenterologist: Evidence & Insights from Wuhan, China
A Briefing for the ACG Board of Trustees by Professor Zehn Ding, MD, PhD, Wuhan Union Hospital

March 16, 2020

Policy, Practice Management & Telehealth

Read “This Week in Washington, DC” for COVID-19 Policy News

Top Five Things Gastroenterologists Should Know About Telehealth
A Joint-Society Guide to Help Members Stay Informed and Navigate New Telehealth Rules During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
March 20, 2020

Special Edition ACG Practice Management Podcast
Leadership in a Time of Disruption with Dr. Louis Wilson, Dr. Mark Pochapin & Dr. David Greenwald

March 16, 2020

Media

Newsweek, “Diarrhea may be first or only Coronavirus symptom in COVID-19 patients experience, study suggests”
April 2, 2020

Healio Gastroenterology, “Patients with COVID-19 GI symptoms experience delayed diagnosis, viral clearance”
March 31, 2020

ACG Press Release: Digestive Symptoms Present in Mild COVID-19 Disease, Sometimes Without Fever
Study from The American Journal of Gastroenterology suggests patients with new-onset digestive symptoms after a possible COVID-19 contact should be suspected for the illness, even in the absence of cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, or fever
March 30, 2020

Everyday Health, “Could Your Digestive Issues Be a Symptom of COVID-19?”
March 23, 2020

Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News, “All Hands on Deck as GIs Redeploy to Serve COVID-19 Cases”
March 20, 2020

ACG Press Release: Study from The American Journal of Gastroenterology Reveals Diarrhea is a Prominent Symptom of COVID-19
March 18, 2020

ACG President Mark B. Pochapin Addresses COVID-19 on Fox TV
Reviews Evidence re: Diarrhea as Symptom of COVID-19 on Fox 5 Washington, DC

March 16, 2020

Healio Gastroenterology, GI societies provide clinical insights on COVID-19
March 16, 2020