COVID-19 – Message from Federation Chairman

A MESSAGE FROM THE FEDERATION OF TEXAS PSYCHIATRY CHAIRMAN

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to rapidly evolve please be assured that there is no higher priority to the Federation of Texas Psychiatry and its’ affiliated organizations (Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians, Texas Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Texas Academy of Psychiatry and the Texas Foundation for Psychiatric Education and Research) than the safety of our members, staff and the community at large.

The Federation of Texas Psychiatry Delegate Assembly is closely monitoring all information and resources available and will continuously make updates to the Federation website in order to keep you informed about COVID-19 and provide you with access to the most current, relevant resources and updates to assist you, your families, patients and community in staying safe and remaining healthy in this very difficult and challenging time.

We are committed to following all recommendations and from the CDC, World Health Organization, Texas Department of State Health Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state and local public health departments and Office of the Texas Governor to stay on top of the rapidly evolving situation with the illness caused by the new coronavirus COVID-19.

The Federation Executive Committee and it’s member association leadership will make decisions in the upcoming weeks regarding the cancellation or rescheduling of events and meetings based on continued guidance from our local health authorities and elected officials. We will make every effort to give our members advance notice of any changes in scheduled events.

Again, we will take all measures necessary to keep our members safe and healthy. If you have any questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to contact the Federation of Texas Psychiatry offices at txpsychiatry@aol.com  or at 512-478-0605.

J. Clay Sawyer, MD
Chairman, Federation of Texas Psychiatry