A Message from Homeland Security Regarding Private Physical Therapy Practice and COVID-19: Healthcare services, including out-patient physical therapy, are considered essential infrastructure workers. PT practices have a special responsibility to maintain as much of a normal work schedule as possible. Physical therapists are essential in flattening the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic. They play a key role in keeping people they can help out of the doctors offices and ER's. This will not only free up the medical teams to treat those impacted by COVID-19, but also limit the exposure of those seeking care.