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The COVID-19 pandemic and our public health response has tested the tension between two social goods — our health safety and our economic security.

Within the stark limitations of our businesses, government agencies have deemed physical therapist services "essential" leaving it to outpatient physical therapy clinics and hospital departments to make the professional decision to continue to provide services.

Especially concerning are in-person outpatient services.

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