COVID-19

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

AGA is committed to keeping the GI community safe and informed through the COVID-19 pandemic. Check back often for new clinical guidance, education, research and physician resources.

Featured clinical guidance

FDA announces first approval of first COVID-19 vaccine

Gastroenterology publishes virtual special issue on COVID-19

New AGA guidance: stop COVID-19 testing prior to endoscopy May 20, 2021

AGA rapid review: Role of pre-procedure SARS-CoV-2 testing and endoscopy  July 28, 2020
Use our online interactive tool to determine whether or not to adopt a pre-testing strategy for endoscopy. Review instructions.

AGA rapid review: GI and liver manifestations of COVID-19  May 4, 2020

AGA/DHPA guidance: Resumption of elective endoscopy April 27, 2020

AGA Clinical Practice Update: How to treat patients with IBD during the pandemic April 10, 2020

AGA rapid recommendations for gastrointestinal procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic  April 1, 2020

Additional guidance & news

FDA announces first approval of first COVID-19 vaccine August 26, 2021

For patients: Seeking care for IBS during COVID-19  Aug. 17, 2020

How we managed our GI practice during COVID-19 in San Francisco Aug. 12, 2020

Telehealth survey and telemedicine hack Aug. 6, 2020

CDC hosting weekly COVID-19 clinician webinars June 18, 2020

Joint society guide: Management of endoscopes, endoscope reprocessing, and storage areas during the COVID-19 Pandemic April 13, 2020

Joint society guide: COVID-19 use of personal protective equipment in GI endoscopy April 1, 2020

Gastroenterology professional society guidance on endoscopic procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic  March 31, 2020

FDA: Safety alert regarding use of fecal microbiota for transplantation and additional safety protections pertaining to SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19  March 23, 2020

GI Forging Forward

The GI Forging Forward virtual symposia series is a practical educational training program covering timely topics for GIs through the lens of COVID-19. Experts in the field will present the latest COVID-19 findings, share proven strategies to communicate and manage disaster and crisis situations and educate participants on evidence-based recommendations to meet today’s evolving needs.

GI COVID-19 Connection

GI COVID-19 Connection provides content in three formats allowing you to engage with our experts and education on your own time: enduring education, on-demand webinars featuring renowned experts, roundtables discussions on AGA Community (AGA members only).

GI Distance Learning

GI fellows: check out GI Distance Learning. We’ve curated resources to help you in your career, available free during the pandemic.

IBD and COVID-19 education

Watch this on-demand education: Evolving Clinical Understanding of COVID-19 and IBD Management

Collection of coronavirus science from AGA journals

AGA journals are fast tracking new research to help GIs, and the larger health care community, understand how this virus impacts the digestive tract and GI patients. See the latest in our cross-journal collection on COVID-19.

If you have questions about AGA events or activities, please email member@gastro.org.