These are resource links you can use in your correspondence. This is a rapidly evolving situation and information is changing frequently.
NEW Governor Inslee’s Proclamation
Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee announced new restrictions 3/19/2020 on non-urgent medical and dental procedures. Essentially, dental offices across the state must close to normal general and cosmetic dental care, remaining open only for emergencies and urgent care.
Main resources page from the Washington State Dental Association
COVID-19 Health Alert for Dental Providers
March 17, 2020 update from the Washington State Department of Health
If you have a fever, cough or shortness of breath but have not been around anyone you know has COVID-19, follow the steps below to help prevent your infection from spreading to people in your home and community.
CDC’s Health Alert Network (HAN) is CDC’s primary method of sharing cleared information about urgent public health incidents with public information officers; federal, state, territorial, tribal, and local public health practitioners; clinicians; and public health laboratories.
Landing page for all information regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) from the Centers for Disease Control.
Page with graphics and English/Spanish posters on symptoms.
CDC develops evidence-based recommendations to guide infection prevention and control practices in all settings in which dental treatment is provided. This site includes guidelines and recommendations, frequently asked questions, resources to support the evaluation of and adherence to guidelines, and a glossary of terms.