21 Apr Task Force Issues Interim Guidance and Recommendations
The IDA’s COVID-19 Task Force has developed and a distilled a series of best practices for PPE guidance and patient safety using materials from the Center for Disease Control CDC, the Indiana State Department of Health, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, and the American Dental Association. On Monday April 20, 2020 Governor Holcomb issued Executive Order 20-22 which raised the likelihood that dental offices will be allowed to return to practice as early as April 27, 2020. This Executive Order allowing non-emergency and routine treatment will be revisited every seven days for the remainder of the crisis.
In anticipation of the majority of Indiana dental offices resuming routine procedures, the Task Force issued Interim Guidelines and Recommendations on office best practices that protect patient and staff safety, ensure proper PPE, and give guidance on office screening and practices. Click here to view the PDF document.