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Two COVID-19 response bills related to employee notification and workers’ compensation were signed last week by Gov. Gavin Newsom and affect dental practice owners.
Soon after the federal Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act took effect April 1, CDA received clarification from contacts within the Department of Labor that dentists and their employees were not included in the “health care provider” exemption as defined under the act, which is part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
CDA continues to advocate for economic relief for dentists and their staff around loss of income.
CDA is offering the following guidance on patient communication and emergency treatment protocols to help dentists protect their patients, staff and practice.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on April 8 issued a cyberthreat alert on the growing use of COVID-19 related online schemes to steal sensitive information from unsuspecting users, including individuals and organizations.