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The ADA Comments on CDC’s Revised COVID-19 Guidelines for Healthcare Providers


On December 23, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its guidance for healthcare providers. Highlights include permission for healthcare providers with asymptomatic COVID-19 infections to return to work after 7 days with a negative test result within 48 hours and 10 days without a negative test result, and those clinicians who are fully vaccinated and boosted can remain on the job after an exposure deemed high risk. In response, the American Dental Association (ADA) underscored its own guidelines for oral health professionals to ensure the safety of both patients and practitioners. These include rescheduling nonemergency treatment for patients with active COVID-19 infection and adhering to stringent infection control protocols.

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