July 7, 2020 - The Texas Medical Association has developed a chart illustrating the risk levels associated with different activities.
Ranked by physicians from the TMA COVID-19 Task Force and the TMA Committee on Infectious Diseases. Please assume participants in these activities are following currently recommended safety protocols when possible.
July 2, 2020 - Statement by Texas Medical Association (TMA) President Diana L. Fite, MD, regarding Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order today requiring many Texans to wear masks in public.
“The physicians of Texas are very pleased that Governor Abbott is following the science. There is no question about it – face masks reduce the spread of COVID-19. They help protect the people wearing masks, and they help protect the people around them.
March 12, 2020 - As physicians, other medical experts, and the public learn more about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19, scientists are learning more about the similarities – and differences – between COVID-19 and influenza. Both viruses cause respiratory disease, yet the World Health Organization (WHO) reports there are important differences between the two and how they spread.