California health care providers will be challenged to meet the needs of millions of people during the COVID-19 pandemic, with active cases expected to surpass the medical capability of the state to respond within its normal workforce. Dentists, with their knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and sterile surgical techniques, are invaluable to meet this need.
President Trump on Friday, March 27, signed into law the third legislative relief package developed by lawmakers to respond to the economic crisis created by the novel coronavirus pandemic. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (HR 748), also known as the CARES Act, is a nearly $2 trillion "Wartime" stimulus intended to protect employers, workers and businesses. CDA is extremely pleased that the legislation appears to give dentists more of the kind of support they need to maintain their practices and protect themselves and their employees.
The U.S. Department of Labor has released the first of periodic guidance to help employers and employees understand their obligations and protections under phase II of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which will take effect April 1. Among other provisions, phase II will require most employers with fewer than 500 employees to provide 12 weeks of protected leave to eligible employees who are unable to work because their child’s school or place of care is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
We know CDA members are deeply concerned. Here’s what we’re all trying to do to support each other.
CDA’s latest recommendation regarding dentists’ response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic raised significant concern among some dentists, especially in the use of the term “life-threatening” as it relates to dental emergencies. We are clarifying how dentists should proceed in determining care during the pandemic.
New information continues to surface daily about the health environment, shelter-in-place orders and how dentists should respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. In step with Gov. Newsom’s new statewide shelter-in-place order issued March 19, we are revising CDA’s recommendation.
Addresses some of the most frequently asked questions posed by CDA members related to managing their dental team as the result of COVID-19 practice interruptions. The presenter, Ali Oromchian, Esq, is one of the nation’s leading dental lawyers.
CDA Practice Support has received inquiries from CDA members and staff regarding the recent spread of the new coronavirus to California. In China, the virus has affected more than 8,000 people and killed more than 200, prompting the World Health Organization to declare a global health emergency to mobilize resources to contain the spread of the disease.