To assist physicians in safeguarding against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) has released a list of actions members can take to protect patients, staff, and themselves from possible infection.

The AAD recommends that “detailed and current guidance” be sought from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The Academy also recommends that clinicians defer to their respective state and local government for guidance.