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5/27/20: Testing Patients prior to Treatments
5/22/20: Updated CDC Infection Control Guidelines
5/7/20: Note from the Board of Dentistry on the Facility Plan
5/6/20: Statement on CDC Guidelines 
5/5/20: Executive Order Regarding Elective Care (Use this UPDATED version of the Notice and Acknowledgment of Risk Form)
4/23/20: PPE Updates and Guidance on N95 Use 
4/15/20: Extension of Peacetime Emergency and Additional Guidance on Emergencies
4/6/20: Awaiting Peacetime Emergency Update
3/30/20: Peacetime Emergency Clarification
3/25/20: Stay At Home Order
3/23/20: Governor's Mandate in Effect
3/20/20: Current Guidance on Providing Emergency Dental Care to Patients
3/19/20: Governor's Executive Order
3/17/20: Non-Emergent Procedures and Additional Recommendations
3/13/20: Postponement of Non-emergent and Elective Dental Care 
 
Most Recent Pandemic Response Updates
8/28/20: CDC Issues Updated Guidance for Dental Settings
8/12/20: ADA Responds to WHO Recommendation on Elective Dental Care
8/12/20: CDC Revises Guidance on Isolation After COVID-19-positive Test
7/23/20: Executive Order 20-81 Requires Minnesotans to Wear a Face Covering in Certain Settings
6/25/20: Updated CDC Guidance for Dental Settings
5/19/20: Respiratory Program Sample Template Now Available
5/6/20: Statement on CDC Guidelines
5/5/20: Guidance on Resuming Elective Care
5/4/20: Governor Walz will make an announcement regarding elective dental care tomorrow.
4/30/20: Stay-at-home Order to be Extended
4/19/20: ADA Interim Mask and Face Shield Guide
4/13/20: Executive Order 20-35 extends the Peacetime Emergency: The Governor’s new Executive Order extends the Peacetime Emergency another 30 days. The postponement of non-emergent and elective dental and medical surgeries and procedures will remain in place per the past Executive Order declaring this action throughout the Peacetime Emergency.
4/8/20: Stay-At- Home Order Extended (this extension does not include dental professionals, however limited PPE and aerosol emissions restrict the ability to perform non-emergent care)
4/8/20: Postponement of Audits and Terminations
4/6/20: Letter from the Executive Director
4/1/20: Henry Schein Announces Further Efforts to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic
 
Resources for Dental Professionals 
Facility Plan Document
Staff/Patient Management
Mask Information and Education
Aerosol Management and Information
Infection Control
Association and CDC Resources
Resources for PPE/Engineering Control Modifications
Resource Suggestion on Oral Health
Mental Health Resources
Psychological First Aid, from the MN Department of Health (MDH)
Managing Stress and the Threat of COVID-19, from the MN Department of Health (MDH)
Behavioral Health and Emergency Preparedness, from the MN Department of Health (MDH)
Taking Care of Your Emotional Health, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource, from the National Association of School Psychologists
Helping Children Cope with Emergencies, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
 
Helpful Information about COVID-19
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