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5/27/2020 Update: Testing Patients prior to Treatments
5/22/2020 Update: Updated CDC Infection Control Guidelines
5/7/2020 Update: Note from the Board of Dentistry on the Facility Plan
5/6/2020 Update: Statement on CDC Guidelines 
5/5/2020 Update: Executive Order Regarding Elective Care (Use this UPDATED version of the Notice and Acknowledgment of Risk Form)
4/27/2020 Update: Clarification on N95 Pick up 
4/27/2020 Update: N95 Distribution Instructions and Additional Information
4/23/2020 Update: PPE Updates and Guidance on N95 Use 
4/15/2020 Update: Extension of Peacetime Emergency and Additional Guidance on Emergencies
4/6/2020 Update: Awaiting Peacetime Emergency Update
3/30/2020 Update: Peacetime Emergency Clarification
3/25/2020 Update: Stay At Home Order
3/23/2020 Update: Governor's Mandate in Effect
3/20/2020 Update: Current Guidance on Providing Emergency Dental Care to Patients
3/19/2020 Update: Governor's Executive Order
3/17/2020 Update: Non-Emergent Procedures and Additional Recommendations
3/13/2020 Update: Postponement of Non-emergent and Elective Dental Care 
3/13/2020 Update: CPR Variance for License Renewals

Most Recent Pandemic Response Updates
5/19/2020 Update: Respiratory Program Sample Template Now Available
5/6/2020 Update: Statement on CDC Guidelines
5/5/2020 Update: Guidance on Resuming Elective Care
5/4/2020 Update: Governor Walz will make an announcement regarding elective dental care tomorrow.
4/30/2020 Update: Stay-at-home Order to be Extended
4/19/2020 Update: ADA Interim Mask and Face Shield Guide
4/13/2020 Update: 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.
4/8/2020 Update: 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)
4/8/2020 Update: Postponement of Audits and Terminations
4/6/2020 Update: Letter from the Executive Director
4/1/2020 Update: Henry Schein Announces Further Efforts to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic
 
Resources for Dental Professionals 
 
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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