This page is to assist Third District Members with current information from

ADA and NYSDA Guidance, the Center for Disease Control and the NYS Department of Health


COVID-19 / 2019 Novel Coronavirus Pandemic

Be Sure To Refresh Your Page as it its updated often



Breaking News 4/2/2020

ADA has updated their guidance on urgent/emergent care  View Document (3-31-2020)

Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19  View Document (4/1/2020)

Intraoral & Intranasal Antiseptics May Help Reduce Transmission of COVID-19 (3-31-2020)

View Document


Families First Coronavirus Response Act Employer Posting Requirement  View Poster  4-1-2020




Business Interruption Insurance under your Property Coverage - The NYS Department of Financial Services is working with the insurance Carriers. Requested reports were due to the department 3/18/2020 p- Still waiting any guidance (3-26)    View Document

Note:  Business Interruption Insurance is different than Business Overhead Disability.  Business Overhead coverage will provide disability to the dentist/owner who is ill or has a positive diagnosis of COVID-19



Personal Protection Equipment Donation Page

Employment Law  Update Relating to the Coronavirus Pandemic   FMLA Guidance Document
O’Connell and Aronowitz - Graig Zappia, Esq., Meredith Savitt, Esq.

O&A Federal Law Benefits Expansion Employment Alert Newsletter _ March 2020  View Document


SAMPLE FORM:  Release form for Emergency Care  View Form




NYS Governor Cuomo Signed Executive Order 202.6

directing all businesses and not for profit entities to be 100% telecommuting.  We are under this order until Governor Cuomo releases the order. We will notify you as soon as we have word from his office.  View Governor's Executive Order   (added 3/28)


View Executive Order 202.6 


The Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) has now clarified the following about the Governor’s 100% workforce reduction order: employers may allow a single employee to report to a non-essential closed business temporarily for the purpose of performing a specific task (such as picking up the mail) so long as the employee will not come into contact with other people.



ADA Calls Upon Dentists to Postpone Elective Procedures
The ADA is continually evaluating and will update its recommendation on an ongoing basis
as new information becomes available. Please visit for the latest information.
Guidance on Continuing to Practice Ethically during COVID-19 (3/30/20) View Document
Emergency or Non Emergency? ADA Offers Guidance for Determining Dental Procedures  - please read this guidance
Sample Letters  to Patients Document

ADA and OSAP holding COVID-19  On Demand webinar Register Here The ADA is releasing an on-demand webinar on Friday, March 20, with infection control experts representing the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) to provide the dental community with practical guidance and education as we all navigate the challenges that COVID-19 is presenting to our profession.

New Resources from Last Week’s CARES Act Webinar
Thank you for attending the recent webinar, What’s in the CARES Act and How It Can Immediately Impact My Dental Practice. Our speakers, Mike Graham and Allen Schiff, wanted to ensure you received a few important resources: This webinar is also now available on demand.
Watch now






NYSDA Announces their Guidance (3/16/2020)

NYSDA Board of Trustees is issuing the following guidance for dentists in New York. 

The Board notes that this guidance is not a mandate and cannot compel any dental office to take action, but is intended to help dental offices make sensible and safe decisions for the benefits of the public.

At this time, it is recommended that dental offices provide only emergency dental care for patients.  Elective and non-emergent services should be postponed for a minimum of three weeks. That policy shall be revisited at that time to accommodate further developments regarding COVID-19 and further actions/recommendations from government agencies

Effective Immediately: 3/17/2020

Full Announcement and NYS centered information at the NYSDA Website





COVID-19 Main Page

Health Care Providers

CDC Dental Specific Infection Control





Guidance for Health Care Providers   View Document

Information for Health Care Providers  NYSDOH Web Site





NY DOL Website for Employers:


NY DOL Website – Shared Work:

UPDATE—Paid Sick Leave for New Yorkers Impacted by COVID-19(3/30/20)

Governor Cuomo has signed legislation to provide immediate assistance to New Yorkers affected by COVID-19. This will assist New Yorkers who have been subject to a mandatory or precautionary quarantine order and minimize the hardship they are experiencing through no fault of their own.

Under the new law, workers are guaranteed job protection and financial compensation while they, or their minor dependent child, are under an order of mandatory or precautionary quarantine or isolation due to COVID-19. The provisions of the quarantine legislation take effect immediately.

To help you understand the scope of your responsibilities, and assist you with this transition, guidance materials are available



NY Assists Workers Impacted by Corona Virus - Bill signed 3/18



Guidance for Businesses and Employers

The SBA will work directly with state Governors to provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. 

o Find more information on the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans at:


For New York State Small Business Loan Resources-  visit:


NYS Education Regarding CE Credits

Some regulations restrict licensees to a certain percentage of self-study for continuing education requirements. In response to the evolving situation with the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), and for those licensees whose registrations are due to renew March 1-June 1, 2020, the Department will grant an adjustment to all licensees to complete up to 100% of the continuing education as self-study,                                 so long as it is taken from a Department-approved provider and is in an acceptable subject area for the specific profession.

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is working closely with other New York State agencies and the Governor’s Office to tackle issues relating to COVID-19. Please continue to monitor the Department’s website for updated guidance.



Continuing Education Cancellations

Due to the recent CDC and NYS guidance, our April 3rd Continuing Education course is cancelled. We do not anticipate re-scheduling the speaker this year.  Refunds for those who registered online have been processed on Friday. Checks for the others will be mailed on Monday, March 16th.

The April BLS and Infection Control will be re-scheduled to the earliest date allowed.

The May CE course is still on, but please do not register until we have clearance by the CDC and NYS.




Sample Message to Patients:

"Dr Office Name" --   The health and safety of our patients, providers and staff are important to us. Due to the recent outbreak of the COVID-19, although not currently widespread, we are taking precautions as advised by the Department of Health. If you have recently traveled and/or you have or recently had a fever, cough, respiratory issues, vomiting, a rash or diarrhea, please call our office before coming to your appointment "Phone #".


Posters for your Office



  Pressure Mounts on Insurance Companies to Pay Out for Coronavirus view article

   International Journal of Oral Science  "Transmission routes of 2019-nCoV and controls in dental practice"





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