CDA has learned that dentists are receiving offers for COVID-19 rapid-test products and related services. For now, dentists should ignore the emails and other marketing outreach. Current state law prohibits dentists from obtaining the requisite lab licensure to perform and process rapid COVID-19 tests.
Today Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that California would impose regional stay-at-home orders based on hospital capacity in response to the rapidly rising test positivity rate and hospitalizations due to COVID-19.
A new state tax credit plus $500 million in COVID-19 Relief Grants are among the new financial stimulus programs available to eligible small businesses in California that have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Emergency regulations on COVID-19 infection prevention from the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health took effect Nov. 30, and most California employers must now comply with the new, temporary COVID-19 workplace safety standards.
With several promising vaccines for the new coronavirus in various stages of testing, California is developing its own vaccination plan for the state’s population. CDA is asking the state to revise its distribution plan to standardize the list of essential health care workers for the purpose of phase-1 distribution and to include oral health care providers on that list.
With the surge in COVID-19 cases quickly accelerating, learn what CDA is doing to advocate for dentists and what steps members can take to mitigate risk in the dental practice.
Most counties in California mandate annually that licensed health care facilities require their health care workers to provide evidence of influenza vaccination during the influenza “season.” The flu season typically runs between September and May, but it can be defined differently per county.
The manufacturer of a decontamination system used to decontaminate certain N95 respirators for health care personnel received a warning notice last week from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for “failure to comply with regulatory requirements for medical device reporting.”
The American Dental Association has released a COVID-19 & Lab Testing Requirements Toolkit to aid dentists who are interested in incorporating rapid point-of-care testing in their practice. To assist members with California-specific requirements, CDA’s Clinical Care Workgroup will release additional POC testing guidance next month.