AAPA COVID-19 Resource Center


PAs are a vital part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. You are likely working long hours and putting your own health at risk for your patients. AAPA thanks you for all you are doing to address this global health crisis.

We will be adding new tools and resources to this page to help you continue to practice medicine safely and effectively, while keeping your own health in mind.

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Connect on Huddle

Share information with your fellow PAs in this COVID-19 Discussion Page on Huddle.

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PAs in the News

Read what your fellow PAs are saying to local and national media.

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Shareable Graphics

We created Facebook and Instagram images that you can download and share with your followers.


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AAPA Asks Secretary Wilkie, Veterans Health Administration for Full Practice Authority for PAs at VA

During COVID-19 Pandemic, AAPA calls on Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration leadership to permanently ensure the VA’s PA workforce is empowered to practice to the top of their education, training and experience.

Department of Health and Human Services Urges Governors to Remove Barriers to PA-Provided Care during COVID-19 Response

In a letter sent to all 50 governors, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar urged governors to extend the capacity of their states’ healthcare workforces, including PAs, to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

PA and National Guard Service Member Dies Due to Coronavirus

AAPA was deeply saddened to hear about the death of Capt. Douglas Linn Hickok, a PA and member of the New Jersey Army National Guard, after he contracted coronavirus.

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CMS Removes Unnecessary Administrative and Regulatory Requirements for PAs, Other Health Professionals

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) initiated another round of regulatory relief on March 30 aimed at increasing the ability of PAs, other health professionals and hospitals to deliver needed care to patients during the COVID-19 crisis.

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PAs Needed: VA Hiring For 157 Locations

The Department of Veterans Affairs knows that the COVID-19 response will continue for some time, and recently announced that it is hiring PAs in more than 157 of its locations.


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We Want to Hear from You

Share your story with AAPA about your work on the front lines of the COVID-19 response.