A Very Personal COVID-19 Update

As our country begins to reopen from the pandemic and O&P practices begin to return to some sense of normalcy, NAAOP encourages all O&P members and friends to redouble their efforts to take steps and implement procedures to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus. This virus is anything but contained, is highly virulent, and can have a devastating impact on those who acquire it. We reiterate the importance of protecting yourselves, your families, your staff, and your patients as you provide vital O&P services to patients in the future.

NAAOP’s General Counsel, Peter Thomas, lost his parents in the past two weeks to COVID-19 and now has the virus himself. Without the ability to mourn his parents in any traditional way, NAAOP is sharing a tribute he wrote to honor his parents and we invite you to read it to reflect on their exceptional lives. You can read the Bill and Anita Thomas tribute here. Thank you.

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National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics and Prosthetics (NAAOP)