COVID-19 Resources

The MOA is working to compile and keep up to date the following list of resources for ODs in Mississippi. Please be sure to monitor local agencies/news sources for information specific to your location. Links and information will be added and updated as they become available. If there’s a resource you’re leaning on that we have not included, please share to the MOA OD ListServ or email and

Covid-19 Basic Preventative Measures:

  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly
  • Avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes
  • Clean surfaces and objects that are touched regularly
  • Stay home if you do become sick

COVID-19 Resources – Mississippi


    • PCS: How To Keep Your Business in Business during COVID-19 (Correction: On slide 31, we addressed the question of when the eight week spending period for the PPP loan starts.  It incorrectly stated it begins when the LENDER is disbursed the money from the SBA.  The eight week period actually starts as stated in slide 30 – when the loan originates which means when the BORROWER receives the money.  The lender has ten days from the time they receive the money from the SBA to disburse the money.)
    • AOA: Multiple webinars covering SBA 7a loans, eFMLA, and more
    • MOA: Mental Resilience in a Time of Crisis

American Optometric Association

AOAExcel Resources for AOA Members: Several AOAExcel resources are available to members ranging from supply chain tips to financial resources and are currently included on the AOA’s COVID-19 updates page.  Contact AOAExcel with any questions at

Mississippi State Department of Health: MS State Dept. Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) web page is a very concise page of information regarding the coronavirus including a map of Mississippi indicating where presumptive and confirmed cases of the virus are, and a breakdown of how many cases are in each county.

The Mississippi State Board of Optometry (MSBO):  COVID-19 proclamation.

Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA):   Mississippi Emergency Management Agency: Coronavirus Covid-19 Mississippi

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Small Business Association (SBA):   Resources from the Small Business Association

Local and State SBA: Mississippi Small Business Development Center

Federal and State Taxes

Other Resources