COVID-19 Update | March 16, 7:45 PM
COVID-19 Resources for Dentists

COVID-19 Vaccine Updates

Phase 1A, Tier 2 of Washington state's COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Guidance allows for the vaccination of all workers in health care settings. All dental office employees are included in Phase 1A, Tier 2.

Dentists and all dental team members can visit wsda.org/vaccine for more information about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine in their area.

wsda.org/vaccine


Proclamation 20-24.2

On Nov. 25, 2020, Governor Inslee released updates to Proclamation 20-24.2 “Reducing Restrictions on, and Safe Expansion of, Non-Urgent Medical and Dental Procedures.” This revised Proclamation, which has not been revised since May, includes references to updated guidelines and resources that have changed over the last several months.

Proclamation 20-24.2 does not enact any additional restriction or limitation on the delivery of dental care or health care more broadly. Instead, the revised Proclamation updates the requirements health care providers must follow to provide ongoing care based upon new data and resources. In addition, the Governor’s Office is empowering health care providers to self-regulate capacity for care based upon parameters outlined in the proclamation.

A detailed summary of Proclamation 20-24.2 is available for all WSDA members hereWashington Dentists: Not a member? Join WSDA today.

Proclamation Summary & Resources



​Recent COVID-19 Communications from WSDA

Please Note: As this is a rapidly evolving situation, information/links in these posts may become out of date. Please ​reference our business impacts and clinical guidance pages, and check your email frequently for the most current information.

COVID-19 Update | March 16, 7:45 PM

Throughout the day, WSDA leadership has been in ongoing communication with our state’s public health officials and providing active clinical input into evolving recommendations for reducing the communal spread of COVID-19.
We wanted to provide you with the latest update on the state’s response to COVID-19, especially as it relates to ongoing operations of dental practices.

Throughout the day, WSDA leadership has been in ongoing communication with our state’s public health officials and providing active clinical input into evolving recommendations for reducing the communal spread of COVID-19.

We know that many organizations including the American Dental Association have issued recommendations about postponing elective procedures in dental offices

We are in active dialogue with state public health officials and will defer to their guidance on the appropriate course of action for our state. We anticipate further guidance from state public health officials very soon.

As health care providers during a pandemic, we implore dentists to continue with the relief of pain and management of infection with their patients in order to keep patients out of hospitals and emergency departments. Please continue to adhere to CDC and ADA guidelines for infection prevention and PPE. The safety of our patients, staff, and dental colleagues is our highest priority.  

We also wanted to make all members aware that WSDA is in active dialogue with several state agencies about potential economic and regulatory relief for dental practice owners and employees as a result of the impacts of this unprecedented event. 

We will continue to share updates as they become available. Please monitor your email for updates and visit wsda.org/covid-19 for resources from the ADA and the Washington State Department of Health.

Sincerely,

WSDA Board of Directors
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