Important COVID-19 resources
Support and key resources to manage COVID-19 cases, exposure in the dental office.
The federal COVID-19 relief package signed into law Dec. 27 provides $900 billion in pandemic aid, including $284 billion in new funding for the Paycheck Protection Program and $20 billion in new funding for the Economic Injury Disaster Grants and Loans Program.
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.
“All eligible applicants experiencing economic impacts due to COVID-19” can now apply for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan and EIDL advance grant, the Small Business Administration announced June 15.
Associate dentists who are independent contractors or sole proprietors can apply online now for weekly financial benefits through the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program. Recent dental school graduates and others who lack sufficient work history, may also qualify for the COVID-19-related emergency unemployment assistance.
The Dentists Insurance Company on April 24 announced premium refunds to policyholders in 15 states affected by the COVID-19 pandemic that has severely impacted the practice of dentistry. Recognizing that dentists are experiencing a reduction of routine and elective patient care in their practices, TDIC is refunding 50% of Professional Liability premiums for two months.