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

WSDA Information & Resources

Members can find Washington-specific COVID-19 information from WSDA below. Please contact WSDA with questions.

Important COVID-19 Information for Washington Dental Offices

WSDA provides members a detailed summary and resources to help comply with the Governor's criteria for continuing non-urgent procedures.
Learn more about Washington state's COVID-19 vaccine requirement for health care workers and volunteering to administer the COVID-19 vaccine.
Learn more about DOSH directives related to mask and respirator requirements for dental offices and other work settings.
See a list of fit testing locations across Washington state.

ADA Information & Resources

Find COVID-19 updates, resources, toolkits and more from the American Dental Association at ADA.org/virus.

 

Learn the latest on how to protect yourself, your staff and your patients.
Get the information you need to navigate challenges during the pandemic.
Get the latest COVID-19 vaccination guidance and developments.
Customizable patient education materials based on ADA interim guidance.
Get the most recent information on how to apply for and utilize SBA loans.
Catch up on COVID-19 webinars and learning opportunities.
Tips and tools for taking care of yourself in uncertain times.

DOH Information & Resources

Find COVID-19 information specific to Washington State on the DOH COVID-19 page.

Review resources and recommendations for health care providers from the Washington State Department of Health.
Review the COVID-19 Data Dashboard from the Washington State Department of Health.

CDC Resources & Information

Find COVID-19 information on the CDC COVID-19 page.

Review COVID-19 information for health care workers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Review Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Healthcare Personnel During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Page updated Jan. 25, 2022. Questions? Please contact us.
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