page is to assist Third District Members with current
NYSDA Guidance, the Center
for Disease Control and the NYS Department of Health
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
Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
Intraoral & Intranasal Antiseptics May Help Reduce Transmission
Families First Coronavirus Response Act Employer Posting
Requirement View Poster
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)
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
Employment Law Update Relating to the Coronavirus
FMLA Guidance Document
O’Connell and Aronowitz -
Graig Zappia, Esq., Meredith Savitt, Esq.
O&A Federal Law Benefits Expansion Employment Alert
Newsletter _ March 2020
SAMPLE FORM: Release form for Emergency Care
NYS Governor Cuomo Signed Executive Order 202.6
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)
ESSENTIAL HEALTHCARE OPERATIONS INCLUDE DENTISTRY FOR
EMERGENCY CARE ONLY
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 ADA.org/virus for
the latest information.
Guidance on Continuing to Practice Ethically during
and OSAP holding COVID-19 On Demand webinar
The ADA is releasing an on-demand webinar on Friday,
March 20, with
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.
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
COVID-19 Main Page
Health Care Providers
Guidance for Health Care Providers
Information for Health Care Providers
NYSDOH Web Site
NY DOL Website for Employers: https://labor.ny.gov/ui/employer.shtm
NY DOL Website – Shared Work: https://labor.ny.gov/ui/claimantinfo/sharedworkclmtfaq.shtm
UPDATE—Paid Sick Leave for New Yorkers Impacted by COVID-19(3/30/20)
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
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
Find more information on the SBA’s Economic Injury
Disaster Loans at: SBA.gov/Disaster.
For New York State Small Business Loan Resources- visit: https://esd.ny.gov/small-business-loan-resources
NYS Education Regarding
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
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 #".
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