Alert: COVID-19 closures
The closure order from July 13 does not impact dental practices.
Learn about employee leave, county-specific ordinances and treating symptomatic or COVID-positive patients.
In an effort to help halt the spread of COVID-19, California Public Health Officals announced June 18th guidance for the use of facemask, and that mask or face coverings will be mandatory statewide in most public settings.
Useful flowchart to guide through process of reporting symptoms/positive test for COVID-19.
The EEOC has prohibited employers from requiring employees to take a COVID-19 antibody test before returning to work.
With various forms of COVID-19 tests available, it is important to understand how each type works, what results can tell (or not tell) a provider and how reliable test results can be. It is important to note that testing can be a valuable tool to assist dentists to determine the COVID-19 status of patients, but due to current availability and reliability rates, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recommends that test results be used in conjunction with clinical evaluation and screening protocols to assess patient health.
California-licensed dental professionals whose licenses expire in July and August now have through Dec. 1 to complete their required C.E. according to a waiver issued today by the Department of Consumer Affairs.
Guidance on employment concerns related to rehiring laid off or terminated employees, wages.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention no longer recommends that dental care personnel “wait 15 minutes after completion of clinical care and exit of each patient without suspected or confirmed COVID-19 to begin to clean and disinfect room surfaces.”
Source: U.S. Department of Labor
Online tool to help workers determine eligibility for paid sick leave due to COVID-19. Employer’s may use to determine their obligations.
Additional COVID-19 resources on employment and paid sick leave.