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COVID-19 Guidance for Providers

Health care providers are on the front lines, caring for patients with COVID-19 and preventing others from exposure to COVID-19 through careful processes. Whether practicing in primary care, dental care, nursing home care, or other settings, general protective strategies apply.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends protecting employees using personal protective equipment and infection control practices. CDC also recommends frequent cleaning of facilities, restrictions on visitors, and physical distancing strategies.

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CDC encourages dentists to provide priority dental services while minimizing the risk of COVID-19 exposure.

Dental procedures can increase the travel distance of droplets from the mouth and nose, increasing the risk of exposure to everyone in the dental exam room.

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Residents of nursing homes are at higher risk of becoming seriously ill from COVID-19. Administrators must take precautions to prevent the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19 in their facilities by cleaning, limiting visitors, and ensuring staff do not come to work when they are sick.

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Health care providers play a vital role in diagnose, treatment, and supportive care for COVID-19.

 

Information about this novel virus is changing rapidly, Medical professionals are working diligently to learn more about the virus every day.