From the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the medical device industry has been on the front lines developing diagnostics for patients, and providing the necessary tools to protect our nation's critical health care workers. MDMA has engaged federal, state and local governments and private sector actors to provide industry assistance, and we continue to be the voice of medical technology innovators as we collectively address this crisis.

MDMA has established a “COVID-19 Working Group” within our membership where we provide timely and relevant information through conference calls, webinars and other outreach. Other COVID-19 related work streams include:

  • Liquidity Working Group
  • "Return to Work" Best Practices
  • Med Tech Representatives Access
  • And More!

If you are an MDMA member, please contact Emma Huther at to join any of these and other MDMA Working Groups. If you are interested in learning more about MDMA membership, please contact Sheri at

Additionally, below please find important resources available to companies that can assist your efforts to combat the virus.

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Important COVID-19 Actions, Announcements & Updates:


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FDA Resources

Essential Employees/State Actions

Business Loans/Liquidity

Return to Work Resources

Congressional Activity

CMS Resources

Medical Supply Needs

Additional Resources


FDA Resources

FDA Recommendations: Protecting Medical Device Manufacturing Personnel During COVID-19

FDA Virtual Town Hall Series for Manufacturers on COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests

FDA Information on Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) & List of all Current EUAs

FDA COVID-19 Guidance Document Resource Page

FDA Email Contacts:

      General mailbox for shortages:

      National Speed Dating Service for Manufacturers:

      Import issues associated with PPE:

      Emergency use Authorization:



FDA Guidance on Conduct of Clinical Trials of Medical Products during COVID-19 Pandemic


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Essential Employees / State Actions

Natl Assn of Mfgs (NAM) State-by-State COVID Operations Snapshot & State & Regional Resources

Natl Governors Assn (NGA) tracking of state-by-state shelter in place (SIP) orders

CDC Interim Guidance for Critical Infrastructure Workers Who May Have Had Exposure to COVID-19

CISA Advisory: Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response - Additional Information

"Shelter in Place" Exemption Language supported by the Life Science Community

Sample Letter - Company Essential Employee Letter for Employees

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Business Loans / Liquidity

Main Street Lending Program (MSLP) Information & Term Sheets

June 8th MSLP Expansion Announcement

Additional MSLP Information & Documents

SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) website & Dept. of Treasury PPP website & PPP FAQs

National Venture Capital Assn (NVCA) PPP Loan Program: Application & Affiliation Guidance

MDMA Letter to Treasury & Federal Reserve re: Updating MSLP Term Sheets to Provide the Greatest Access to the Program

MDMA Letter to Treasury & Federal Reserve re: An Effective & Efficient Main Street Business Lending Program

MDMA Letter to SBA & Dept of Treasury: Clarification of Small Business Eligibility under SBA 7(a) Loan Program



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"Return to Work" Resources

NGA COVID State Action Tracker

NCSL State Legislation Data Visualization

NCSL State Health Actions

DOL Guidance Regarding FFCRA


FFCRA - Department of Labor Summary

FFCRA - Guidance Regarding Summer Programs

CDC: People of Any Age with Underlying Medical Conditions

EEOC: What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws

OSHA - Social Distancing at Work

OSHA - Guidance for Stockroom and Loading Dock Workers

OSHA - Revised Enforcement Guidance for Recording Cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

NGA - State by State Workplace Reopening Guidance

MDMA, Broad Coalition Urge Congress on Liability Protections

CDC Activities and Initiatives Supporting the COVID-19 Response and the President's Plan for Opening America Up Again

CDC Reopening Workplace Decision Tree

Johns Hopkins Operational Toolkit

Opening Up American Again - The White House

FEMA Fact Sheet - Reconstituting Operations

CDC & OSHA - Manufacturing Workers and Employers Interim Guidance

FEMA Reconstituting Operations Workshop

FEMA Reconstituting Operations Sample Facilitator Guide

Alliant - Return to Work Playbook

HIPAA-Employers and Health Information in the Workplace

OSHA: Guidance for Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

EPA: List N - Disinfectants for Use Against COVID-19

CDC: Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019

CDC: Implementing Safety Practices for Critical Infrastructure Workers

CDC: Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Facility

CDC: Business FAQs


FEMA Guidance: Addressing PPE Needs in Non-Healthcare Setting 

Joint Statement from AHA & Other Societies: Roadmap for Resuming Elective Surgery after COVID-19 Pandemic

Department of Labor OSHA Memo: Enforcement Guidance for Recording Cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Santa Clara County - Social-Distancing Protocol

MA High Technology Council - COVID-19-RTW Briefing


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Congressional Activity

CARES ACT 3.5 small business summary & healthcare summary

CARES ACT / "Phase 3 Stimulus" (Legislative Text) + FACT SHEET

Section-by-section breakdown of health care related provisions (including hospitals, FDA, CMS and more)

Breakdown of the small business relief and details on the $350B "Paycheck Protection Program"

Information on the $500B banking title that includes loans for distressed businesses that are ineligible for the new SBA "loans."


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CMS Resources

Administration Encourages Reopening of Healthcare Facilities

Announcement: Second Round of Changes to Support U.S. Healthcare System During COVID-19 Pandemic

Recommendations for Re-opening Facilities to Provide NON-emergent Non-COVID-19 Healthcare: Phase I

CMS Reevaluates Accelerated Payment Program and Suspends Advance Payment Program

Non-Emergent, Elective Medical Services and Treatment Recommendations

CMS actions to help providers address patients' needs during the COVID-19 pandemic

CMS expansion of accelerated & advanced payment program to combat COVID-19



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Medical Supplies Needs

Defense Department's Join Acquisition Task Force Portal to share ideas on how to combat COVID-19

FEMA Offers Ways for Private Sector to Help Fight COVID-19 + FEMA Platform: How to Help

FEMA Fact Sheet: Supply Chain Stabilization Task Force

To sell medical supplies or equipment to the federal government, please submit a price quote under the COVID-19 PPE and Medical Supplies Request for Quotation. Full details can be found in the solicitation (Notice ID 70FA2020R00000011). This solicitation requires registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) in order to be considered for award, pursuant to applicable regulations and guidelines. Registration information can be found at Registration must be "ACTIVE" at the time of award.

If you have medical supplies or equipment to donate, please provide us details on what you are offering

If you are a private company that wants to produce a product related to the COVID response - email

If you are a hospital and other companies in need of medical supplies, contact your State Department of Public Health and/or Emergency Management

For non-medical supplies, services or equipment, if you are interested in doing business with FEMA, visit our Industry Liaison Program

Paths for medical device companies to partner with the federal government

EO Delegating Additional Authority Under the DPA with Respect to Health and Medical Resources to Respond to the Spread of COVID-19

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Additional Resources

White House Resource Page

CDC Resource Page

Helpful Links & Resources from other Federal Agencies

NAM: COVID-19 Resources

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