Coronavirus

Updated July 23, 2020

The progression of COVID-19 in our communities is creating enormous uncertainty, especially for general dentists. Sustaining your practices, worrying about supply shortages, adjusting procedures to ensure safety precautions and avoiding potential exposures while dealing with the economic effects and your employees' needs is tougher than anything we've ever experienced.

AGD has updated our COVID-19 resources to provide you with support during this crisis. Check back regularly for updates.

 


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Updates

CARES Act Provider Relief Fund NEW

PPPFA Offers New Support NEW

AGD sends letter to OSHA asking for latitude on PPE combinations and guidance. 6.4.20

AGD joins the Organized Dentistry Coalition to support S.3716, the Main Street Enhancement & Safety Act. 6.1.20 

Dr. White sends letter of support for H.R. 7010, Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act. 5.28.20  

AGD joins the Organized Dentistry Coalition to support H.R. 6886, PPP Flexibility Act. 5.27.20  

AGD joins the Organized Dentistry Coalition to support S. 3833, PPP Extension Act. 5.27.20  

AGD supports S.3833, the Paycheck Protection Program Extension Act. 5.22.20  

AGD supports HR 6886, Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act. 5.22.20  

AGD joins small business organizations on letter to Congressional leaders for immediate changes to PPP. 5.21.20  

The CDC has released new guidance for dental settings during COVID-19. Check out the update

AGD leads effort to support H.R. 6494, Business Interruption Insurance Coverage Act, with the Organized Dentistry Coalition. 5.19.20  

Center for Disease Control Guidelines Updated: The CDC has released Interim Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Dental Settings during COVID-19 Response on May 18, 2020. Check out the update.  

AGD Member Return to Work Guidance is now available.  

OSHA Press Release, 5.11.20 (U.S. Department of Labor Issues Alert to Help Keep Dental Industry Practitioners Safe During the Coronavirus Pandemic)

Recommendations for the re-opening of dental services: a rapid review of international sources, that provides information from 12 countries on re-opening, including the U.S.  This is for your information only and is not official guidance. 5.7.20

Dr. White requests that OSHA substantially amend or remove Guidance for Dentistry Workers and Employers. 5.4.20

Dr. White sends support for HEROES Act. 4.28.20

Dr. White sends letter to CDC requesting input and development of guidelines. 4.23.20

Dr. White sends letter to OSHA requesting input and development of guidelines. 4.23.20

Dr. White sends letter to NIOSH requesting input and development of guidelines. 4.23.20

Dr. White sends letter to FEMA requesting development and implementation of PPE allocation policies. 4.23.20

AGD joins the Organized Dentistry Coalition to advocate for point-of-care testing for COVID-19. 4.22.20

FDA: N95 Respirators and Surgical Masks (Face Masks) 

FDA: KN95 Masks 

AGD Sends Letter to National Governors Association Regarding PPE for Dental Emergencies, March 31, 2020

President Trump Signs CARES Act, March 30, 2020

AGD Podcast Focuses on Epidemiology of COVID-19, March 30, 2020


Stay informed 

Check out This Week at AGD for regular updates and news items on COVID-19.


AGD Connect Community on Coronavirus

To help you connect with other general dentists about ways they are navigating this new territory, AGD has created online communities so that you can share information and connect with other members.  (We also have a separate community for dental students.) To sign up for these communities, please email AGDConnect@agd.org.

 

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