Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Facts & Resources Update

Monday, Mar 16, 2020

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Facts & Resources Updated as of 3/16/20

The American Dental Association (www.ada.org) has created and will continue to update a webpage dedicated and handout to the Coronavirus. This information addresses what you can be doing in your offices now to prevent the spread of this and other infectious respiratory diseases.


The California Dental Association (www.cda.org) has provided an article on patient screening, recommended actions, the importance of reviewing office policies, and practicing good hand hygiene. CDA resource page.


The Long Beach Department of Public Health has also released a resource page which explains the City's decision to declare a local health emergency and what that currently means for residents. You can also find more LB-specific information and official updates visit www.longbeach.gov/COVID19.


Harbor Dental Society encourages members to continue to maintain high standards of infection control at all times. Let's work together and continue practicing preventative measures that will help auxiliary staff and patients stay healthy and prevent the spread in the community. For latest Long Beach Coronavirus updates and information follow #COVID19LongBeach.
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In addition, specific information on COVID-19 and its impact for business owners, please check out the CDC's website.


What You Need to Know About the Emergency Declaration: An emergency declaration gives cities and counties the ability to ask the state or other counties for aid if their local resources are exhausted. Officials stress that the declarations should not cause panic because they are designed to help focus resources and get a government response moving more quickly.

Quick Links to Resources

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health - downloadable resources

California Department of Public Health Office of Public Affairs

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

California Dental Association (CDA)

American Dental Association (ADA) 

EPA list of disinfectants for use against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)

Health care personnel mask shortage

TDSC – The Dentist Supply Company

TDIC – The Dentist Insurance Company

TDIC – What Policyholders Need to Know

COVID-19 News

Gov. Newsom on CA response to COVID-19

Workers who face greatest COVID-19 risk (NYT)

Resources for Healthcare Facilities (CDC)

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Large events and mass gatherings guidance (CDC)

Risk Assessment (CDC)

Travel Notices (CDC)

CA Dept. of Public Health

State officials announce release of N95 masks to address shortages

22 million Californians eligible for medically necessary COVID-19 testing


Guidelines for Patient Screening (CDC)

Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations (CDC)

‘Stop the Spread of Germs’ Poster

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