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The state of California, on March 19, expanded the shelter-in-place order for all Californians, and the order currently has an indefinite time frame. Dentists should not reschedule patients for non-urgent or non-emergency care until the order has been lifted. Health authorities are warning that the COVID-19 infection curve is continuing upward at this time, and the supply chain of N95 masks and other PPE needed by frontline healthcare personnel is of extreme concern.
CDA will update members on these concerns and the recommendations of health and government authorities, including when normal business operations can resume, as those become available.
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.