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Monkeypox and Oral Health

The CDC urges health care providers in the U.S. to “be alert for patients who have rash illnesses consistent with monkeypox, regardless of whether they have travel or specific risk factors for monkeypox and regardless of gender or sexual orientation.” This is guidance for dental practices.

Required Notice of Potential Exposure to COVID-19

AB 685, which became effective Jan. 1, 2021, added Section 6409.6 to the California Labor Code requiring employers to notify employees of a potential worksite exposure to COVID-19 and to notify the local public health agency should an outbreak occur on the worksite. AB 2693, effective Jan. 1, 2023, amended the law to permit alternative notification to employees. It extends the notification requirement to Jan. 1, 2024.

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