Official guidance and best practices change rapidly as the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve. APTA is curating critical advice from trusted sources such as the CDC and CMS in addition to developing resources to support you during the pandemic. Check back frequently for updates.

Where Things Stand: COVID-19 and Practice Guidance Information and resources around physical therapy and COVID-19 continue to develop. Here’s what we’re recommending. (March 31, 2020 )

Letter From President Dunn on COVID-19 Impact
This is a challenging time to be in health care. We need each other. (March 20, 2020)

Letter to Students Regarding COVID-19
In times like this, it’s more important than ever to remember why we chose the profession of physical therapy, and to look for any opportunity to be a positive force in the health of society. (March 23, 2020)

Physical Therapy Support During Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
In response to COVID-19, APTA is working with other members and organizations to match facilities who need physical therapy services with volunteers who are willing to serve. If you’re a facility looking for assistance, or a PT, PTA, or physical therapy student who would like to volunteer, go to this webpage to learn more and provide information to enter this volunteer network.

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Coronavirus: Resources for APTA Members
This frequently updated page includes CDC guidance, information on telehealth, and other resources.

DC Government and Licensing Board

  • Mayor Bowser Issues Stay at Home Order
  • Licensure Waivers
    In response to COVID-19, DC Health has waived all licensure requirements for practitioners who are licensed in good standing in another jurisdiction.  You can read more about the waiver process HERE.
  • Board Meetings Cancelled
    Additionally, all health professional board meetings are cancelled for the month of March.  For the most up to date information on the District’s response to COVID-19, please go to
  • Mayor Bowser Encourages Volunteers to Join the DC Medical Reserve Corps
    Health professionals are encouraged to volunteer and join the DC Medical Reserve Corps.