24 Mar Governor’s Order Prohibits Routine Care Until April 6
On Monday, March 23, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb issued an executive order calling for all individuals living in Indiana to stay at home or their place of residence. The order goes into effect at midnight on Tuesday, March 24, and remains in effect until 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 6. Exceptions are made for securing food and other “essential services.”
Dental offices are included on the essential services list, but the governor went on clarify that nonessential medical and dental care are not exempted and should be postponed. The order has the same intent as the recommendations issued by both the ADA and IDA last week, which advised that nonessential dental services should be postponed for three weeks.
Click here to view the ADA’s guidance statement on what constitutes emergency procedures.