Guidance & Regulations

Learn about employee leave, county-specific ordinances and treating symptomatic or COVID-positive patients.

Reporting Symptoms or Positive COVID-19 Test Results

This eLearning module will educate dental practice staff on what steps to take when a patient or employee reports COVID-19 symptoms, exposure and test results.

COVID Addendum to IIPP 2020

Use this COVID-19 Addendum to the Injury and Illness Prevention Plan to ensure you're in compliance.

Required Notice of Potential Exposure to COVID-19

Information on AB 685 CA employer requirements to notify employees of potential exposure to COVID-19 at worksite. Instructions on how to provide the notice and reporting requirements if an outbreak is should occur. Sample of written notice to provide employees.

Reporting Symptoms/Positive Test for COVID-19 Flowchart

Useful flowchart to guide through process of reporting symptoms/positive test for COVID-19.

FFCRA Documentation Checklist (For Employer Use Only)

Guides business owners through the required documentation for FFCRA.

COVID-19 Employee Self-Certification to Return to Work

Employers may use this form to request an employee document recovery from COVID-19 and their ability to return to work. 

Face Coverings and Disability Accommodations

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. 

Employers prohibited from requiring COVID-19 antibody testing in the workplace

The EEOC has prohibited employers from requiring employees to take a COVID-19 antibody test before returning to work. 

COVID-19 Testing Resources

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.