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.

To register for upcoming ACG webinars about COVID-19 and for information on past COVID-19 webinars, visit our Virtual Grand Rounds page.


Clinical Guidance & Insights

Joint GI Society Statement on Measures to Prevent Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 Virus
Measures to Prevent Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 Virus
July 3, 2020

Joint GI Society Message on Endoscopes During COVID-19
Management of Endoscopes, Endoscope Reprocessing, and Storage Areas during the COVID-19 Pandemic
April 13, 2020

MDCalc – COVID-19 Resource Center
ACG is proud to have a partnership with MDCalc who has created a resource center highlighting the calculators and information physicians need as they get called back to internal medicine to care for COVID-19 patients.
April 8, 2020

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

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

AJG Publications on COVID-19

AJG Breaking News Pre-Print Article
Almario, et al., Increased Risk of COVID-19 Among Users of Proton Pump Inhibitors
July 7, 2020

AJG Podcast: “COVID-19 and the Digestive System”
Dr. Brian Lacy interviews Dr. Brennan Spiegel about a recent review article published in AJG: “COVID-19 and the Digestive System”, by Ma; Cong; and Zhang. (17:41)

June 15, 2020

AJG Breaking News Pre-Print Article
Cholankeril, et al., Association of Digestive Symptoms and Hospitalizations in Patients with SARS-CoV-2 Infection
April 30, 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

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

Patients

Patient Information: Proton Pump Inhibitors and Risk of COVID-19
Advice from Digestive Disease Experts from the American College of Gastroenterology
July 9, 2020

Making the Most of a Telehealth or Virtual Visit with Your Doctor
Frequently Asked Questions from a Patient Perspective
May, 2020

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

Como Aprovechar al Máximo su Visita Virtual o de Telesalud con su Médico: Preguntas Frecuentes Desde la Perspectiva del Paciente (Making the Most of a Telehealth or Virtual Visit with Your Doctor)
An ACG Patient Information Handout
May, 2020

Pandemia COVID-19: ¿Cómo afectará su cuidado y qué preguntarle a su médico gastroenterólogo?
(Pandemic: How Will This Affect Your Care and What to Ask Your Gastrointestinal (GI) Doctor)
An ACG Patient Information Handout
May 1, 2020

Enfermedad Inflamatoria Intestinal y COVID-19 Informacion para pacientes
(Inflammatory Bowel Disease and COVID-19 Patient Information)
An ACG Patient Information Handout
May 1, 2020

Cómo prevenir el contagio de virus intestinales en la era del COVID-19
(How to Prevent Spreading of GI Viruses in the Age of COVID-19)
Consejos de expertos en enfermedades digestivas del Colegio Americano de Gastroenterología
May 1, 2020

Education

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

ACG Webinar: COVID-19: A Roadmap to Safely Resuming Endoscopy
An update on the latest developments and practical tips for your endoscopy center via ACG Education Universe. Login using ACG Single Sign-on or create a free account to view.
April 27, 2020

ACG Webinar: COVID “101” for the Clinical Gastroenterologist
Clinical pearls needed by any gastroenterologist on the medicine floor treating COVID-19 via ACG Education Universe. Login using ACG Single Sign-on or create a free account to view.
April 17, 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

New Joint-Society Telemedicine Resources Available:
Navigate new Medicare coding rules related to telehealth services.
Guidance on conducting virtual physical exams during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency (PHE).

June 8, 2020

ACG Practice Management Toolbox: Telemedicine
Article: Essential Guide to Telemedicine in Clinical Practice: EASY STEPS TO RAPID DEPLOYMENT
Podcast: Essential Guide to Telemedicine in Clinical Practice: EASY STEPS TO RAPID DEPLOYMENT

April 8, 2020

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
April 30, 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

Resuming Endoscopy

Asked & Answered: Questions from ACG Webinar: COVID-19: Resuming Endoscopy: Unanswered Questions and Ongoing Controversies
Answers by the ACG Endoscopy Resumption Task Force

June 17, 2020

ACG Webinar: COVID-19: Resuming Endoscopy: Unanswered Questions and Ongoing Controversies
An update on the latest developments and practical tips for your endoscopy center via ACG Education Universe.

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June 1, 2020

Guidance on Safely Reopening Your Endoscopy Center
Roadmap for Safely Resuming or Ramping-Up Endoscopy in the COVID-19 Pandemic by the ACG Task Force on Endoscopic Resumption

May 12, 2020

Asked & Answered: Questions from ACG Webinar “COVID-19: Roadmap to Safely Resuming Endoscopy”
Answers by the ACG Endoscopy Resumption Task Force

May 5, 2020

ACG Webinar: COVID-19: A Roadmap to Safely Resuming Endoscopy
An update on the latest developments and practical tips for your endoscopy center via ACG Education Universe. Login using ACG Single Sign-on or create a free account to view.

April 27, 2020

Research & Registries

SECURE-Cirrhosis Registry
Surveillance Epidemiology of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Under Research Exclusion

SECURE-IBD Registry
Surveillance Epidemiology of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Under Research Exclusion

SECURE-EoE/EGID Registry
Surveillance Epidemiology of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Under Research Exclusion

SECURE-Celiac Registry
Surveillance Epidemiology of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Under Research Exclusion

Media

TIME, “Popular Heartburn Drugs Linked to Heightened COVID-19 Risk”
July 7, 2020

ACG Press Release: Observational Study of More than 53,000 Americans Suggests an Association Between Proton Pump Inhibitors and Risk of COVID-19
Information Sheet and FAQs About Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) and Risk of COVID-19
July 7, 2020

TIME, “Unusual Symptoms of Coronavirus: What We Know So Far”
May 19, 2020

Newsweek, “Coronavirus Can Invade Our Intestines as well as Our Lungs”
May 6, 2020

Science Magazine, “A Rampage Through the Body”
April 24, 2020

Discover Magazine, “Wondering If You Have COVID-19? Diarrhea May Be a Symptom”
April 15, 2020

U.S. News, “Coronavirus and Gastrointestinal Disorders: COVID-19 can cause early GI symptoms like diarrhea and abdominal pain”
April 15, 2020

Washington Post, “Coronavirus destroys lungs. But doctors are finding its damage in kidneys, hearts and elsewhere.”
April 15, 2020

Katie Couric Interviews ACG President Mark B. Pochapin, MD, FACG, NYU Langone Health
Watch a New York City Doctor Describe How Medical Professionals Fight Against COVID-19
April 14, 2020

Medscape, “Toilets May Pose Risk for Spreading COVID-19,” David A. Johnson, MD, MACG
April 9, 2020

Medscape, “Practical Advice for Performing Endoscopy in a Pandemic,” David A. Johnson, MD, MACG
April 8, 2020

Medscape, “Strategies for US Gastroenterologists During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” David A. Johnson, MD, MACG
April 7, 2020

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