Helpful COVID-19 Resources and Guides

Need some resources to help keep you, your loved ones, patients and workers safe during the COVID-19 crisis? AAP has you covered.

Temporary Policy for Compounding of Certain Drugs for Hospitalized Patients by Outsourcing Facilities During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

FDA is issuing this guidance to communicate its temporary policy for the compounding of certain human drug products for hospitalized patients by outsourcing facilities that have registered with FDA under section 503B of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) (21 U.S.C. 353b).

NACDS - COVID-19 Member Resources

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) has provided media content, a US map with a listing of states that have taken steps to remove pharmacy care barriers, various external links, and much more.

COVID-19 and Diagnostic Testing

Arete Pharmacy Network provides resources about COVID-19 and other diagnostic testing, and how your pharmacy can provide these valuable services. 

Pharmacy Practice: How Pharmacies May Become COVID-19 Testing Centers

According to Johns Hopkins University & Medicine, there were over 400,000 confirmed cases of the novel SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) virus in the United States as of April 8, 2020. One of the urgent challenges facing policy makers in stemming this public health crisis is figuring out how to ramp up diagnostic testing on a mass scale. Pharmacies and pharmacists are likely to become instrumental in the coming weeks and months in testing for COVID-19. Here, we address some of the fundamentals of how pharmacies and pharmacists may become engaged to help test patients for COVID-19.

CDC - Information Center

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has offered an extensive library of information regarding COVID-19, including how to protect yourself, what to do when you're sick, and guidelines for how to keep your community safe.

NCPA - Summary of the CARES Act

NPCA has provided a high-level summary of relevant provisions for the small business community and long-term care pharmacists contained in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act that President Trump signed into effect on March 27, 2020.

Live Oak Bank - Loan Assistance and Resource Center

AAP's preferred partner, Live Oak Bank, is committed to supporting you in helping your businesses thrive in the face of ever-changing environments like the one caused by COVID-19. To support you, Live Oak has developed small business resources to help you weather storms like these, including a webinar on the overview of the SBA Disaster Assistance Program, and loan assistance for economic injury.

FDS - Resource & Information Center

AAP's preferred partner, FDS, is full of resources and information on the COVID-19 pandemic. This page includes a free on-demand webinar, knowledge-base articles, and a list of resource links with other information to be added live. Check back for frequent updates.

Versare - Pharmacy Countertop Screens

Looking for a way to keep both your employees and patients safe during this COVID-19 crisis? Versare offers countertop screens designed to make both parties feel comfortable, preventing direct physical and airborne contact.

NCPA - COVID-19 Downloadable Posters

Need a good way to inform your workers and patients on how to effectively protect against COVID-19? Download and print these posters for display in your community pharmacy, provided by the NCPA. The first poster discusses measures to prevent infection, and the other describes symptoms to look out for in case you experience any symptoms.