COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources

Working Together through COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic sweeping across our world is causing the kind of disruption many of us have never seen. QS/1 knows that community pharmacies are working in the trenches of this public health event in varying and difficult situations. We believe that sharing accurate information about COVID-19 can help the feelings of stress and uncertainty we’re all experiencing.

This page is designed to share solutions emerging within the larger industry along with ways our own software and services can help. Read on for product tips, blog posts, podcasts, social media postings, and outside resources. This page will be updated weekly.

Product Tips

Restrictions on the ability to conduct business as usual inside the pharmacy are requiring pharmacists and technicians to use alternative communication, refill, and transaction methods. Now more than ever, your pharmacy’s workflow needs to be as efficient as possible. Compiled here is guidance on working differently, safer, and smarter with your QS/1 products during COVID-19.

QCompass Podcasts

QS/1's podcast regularly shares talk that helps community pharmacies thrive in the competitive marketplace. Recently, this has meant a focus on how to serve patients during the pandemic. Listen to our subject matter experts here:

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Additional Resources

QS/1 has compiled a list of online resources intended to help pharmacies working on the front line of this pandemic. These resources include pharmacy associations and government agencies. We will update and make additions to this list as necessary. Much of it is easily downloaded to print and repurpose.

Industry News

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a partnership with CVS and Walgreens to deliver COVID-19 vaccine options to LTC facilities. It is important to note that these facilities can still utilize your pharmacy to administer these vaccines. Read more about how to be their choice as a COVID vaccine provider.

QPath Blog

Updated to keep pace with changes in the COVID-19 situation, QS/1’s blog posts are taking a big-picture look at best practices, new ideas, and accessible ways to get the support you need for your pharmacy and your patients.

Community Pharmacy COVID-19 Vaccination

It Takes a Community: How CPESN® Is Supporting COVID-19 Vaccination

February 11, 2021

In late 2020, the Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Network (CPESN® USA) surpassed 3,000 pharmacies in number. It also became a Federal Pharmacy Partner for the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Program.

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Get Started: Community Pharmacy Immunizations

Get Started: Community Pharmacy Immunizations

November 6, 2020

Industry advocacy groups like the NCPA® aren’t shy about saying it: providing vaccinations should be a core competency of any community pharmacy.

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COVID-19: Taking Community Pharmacy to the Doorstep

COVID-19: Customer Spotlight

May 1, 2020

We’ve talked about the impact of COVID-19 on community pharmacists, along with their creative, dedicated workarounds to keep serving patients. But nothing helps like hearing what a fellow pharmacist is actually doing – let’s see how Moundsville Pharmacy has adapted its workflow.

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COVID-19: Thanking Community Pharmacists

COVID-19: Thanking Community Pharmacists

April 27, 2020

Previously unusual sights now seem like the new normal – face masks, taped lines every 6 feet, and empty spots instead of paper products. But something else has become recognizable amidst COVID-19: gratitude to frontline workers like community pharmacists.

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COVID-19: Financial Relief for Pharmacies

COVID-19: Financial Relief for Pharmacies

April 16, 2020

Financial anxiety is very much a part of the COVID-19 pandemic. Established business routines have changed dramatically, impacting revenue and costs. The government has responded with the CARES Act, but can it help your pharmacy?

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CARES Act Information

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides emergency aid during the COVID-19 pandemic, including help for small businesses like independent pharmacies. The resources below provide more details on how your pharmacy can take advantage of the assistance.

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Information related to the COVID-19 pandemic is evolving rapidly and continuously. The resources provided on this website are opinions of industry leaders, government officials, published drafts, and other publicly available resources and are subject to change. QS/1 assumes no liability and makes no representations about the accuracy of this information. The links to any resources contained on any site do not constitute any endorsement of, validity, or warranty of the information by QS/1. The resources are for informational purposes only and do not constitute any legal, medical, or other professional advice. The user of these materials should not, under any circumstances, solely rely on or act based on these publications. Pharmacy professionals retain the responsibility for using their own professional judgment and practicing in accordance with all rules, regulations, and laws governing the pharmacy practice within their jurisdiction.