Public Health

Coronavirus Contingency Planning: A Joint Statement from ARC-PA and PAEA

By Mary Jo Bondy, DHEd, MHS, PA-CMarch 10, 2020

We’re here to help programs respond and adapt during this challenging time.

PAEA’s leadership has been monitoring the evolving COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation closely, in terms of how it may affect the health and safety of our communities, faculty, students, and institutions. We also know that many programs are preparing contingency plans. We have worked with our colleagues from the ARC-PA to develop a joint statement, which we hope will provide useful guidance as you develop plans to respond to this unprecedented situation. 

PAEA is focused on meeting the needs of our members as we work through this situation together. We have developed a resources webpage, as well as teaching tools and tutorials you can use immediately on our Digital Learning Hub. We will continue to provide additional resources in the weeks to come. 

Please let us know how we can better serve you during this time (and always). One silver lining of a crisis like this one is the opportunity for collaboration and for innovation in overcoming challenges. 

Mary Jo Bondy, DHEd, MHS, PA-C

Mary Jo is the chief executive officer of PAEA. Her career as a PA, PA educator, and academic leader spans more than 26 years.