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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Toolkit



Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can infect people and then spread between people such as with MERS, SARS, and now with COVID-19.

COVID-19 is a new disease and we are still learning how it spreads, the severity of illness it causes, and to what extent it may spread in the United States.

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Source: CDC

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Regulations & Guidelines                     



(1) Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

(2) Information for Healthcare Professionals

(3) Interim Guidance

(4) Health Alert Network (HAN)

(5) Infection Control

(6) Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA)

(7) Criteria for Return to Work for Healthcare Personnel with Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19 (Interim Guidance)

(8) CDC Guidance for Providing Dental Care During COVID-19 - April 8, 2020

(9) Interim Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Dental Settings During the COVID-19 Response - April 7, 2020

(10) Decontamination and Reuse of Filtering Facepiece Respirators using Contingency and Crisis Capacity Strategies

(11) CDC Launches New Weekly COVID-19 Surveillance Report - News Release April 3, 2020


(1) Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak

(2)  WHO declares the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic

(3) Q&A: Similarities and differences – COVID-19 and influenza


(1) COVID-19

(2) Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 - News Release March 9, 2020

(3) Prevent Worker Exposure to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

(4) U.S. Department Of Labor Issues Guidance for Respirators Certified under Other Countries' Standards During COVID-19 Pandemic - News Release April 3, 2020

(5) U.S. Department of Labor Publishes New OSHA Poster Aimed At Reducing Workplace Exposure to the Coronavirus -  News Release April 6, 2020


(1)  List of Disinfectants to Use Against COVID-19 - News Release

(2)  EPA Expediting Emerging Viral Pathogens Claim Submissions - News Release

(3) Frequently Asked Questions about List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2

 ECRICOVID-19 (Coronavirus) Outbreak Preparedness Center

(1) ADA - OSAP Webinar on COVID-19 Infection Control Protocols and Procedures

(2) ADA Coronavirus Center for Dentists

(3) Video -  American Dental Association Offers Coronavirus Resources for Dentists

(4) ADA recommending dentists postpone elective procedures

(5) JADA - COVID-19 Resources

(6) Current data on COVID-19

(7) ADA releases interim guidance on minimizing COVID-19 transmission risk when treating dental emergencies - April 1, 2020

(8) ADA Urges Dentists to Heed April 30 Interim Postponement Recommendation, Maintain Focus on Urgent and Emergency Dental Care Only - April 1, 2020

(9) COVID-19 Transmission and Emergency Care Q&A - April 8, 2020

(10) COVID-19 State Mandates and Recommendations 

 IDSACOVID-19: What You Need to Know
 NIHCoronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
IADRJournal of Dental Research Publishes Guidelines  Concerning Coronavirus (COVID-19) From Rearchers Based in Wuhan, China

(1) COVID-19 Resources For Dental Educators

(2) A Pandemic Resource Guide for Dental Education

 AAPDCOVID-19 Update/Coronavirus Update
 AGD COVID-19 Information
Royal College of Dental Surgeons of OntarioGuidance on true emergency situations during COVID-19 pandemic

American Association of EndodontistsConsiderations for Dental and Endodontic Care Amid COVID-19
The Joint Commission

(1) Coronavirus

(2) Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

 HRSACoronavirus (COVID-19) Information

(1)  Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

(2)  FAQs on 3D Printing of Medical Devices, Accessories, Components, and Parts During the COVID-19 Pandemic

 AAOMS COVID-19 Updates

(1) Coronavirus Disease-2019

(2) The Need for Fit Testing During Emerging Infectious Disease Outbreaks

National Academy of MedicineResources to Support the Health and Well-Being of Clinicians During the COVID-19 Outbreak
 ADHA ADHA COVID-19 Updates for Dental Hygienists

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Best Practices                  
Key Learnings

April 7, 2020
CDC -  Interim Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Dental Settings During the COVID-19 Response


April 8, 2020 
CDC Guidance for Providing Dental Care During COVID-19

State Specific Information 

COVID-19 State Mandates and Recommendations - List compiled by the ADA. 


(1) California Dental Association

      Dept. of Public Health 

(2) Georgia Dental Association

(3) Illinois State Dental Society

(4) Louisiana Dental Association

     Dept. of Health

(5) Massachusetts Dental Society

     Dept. of Public Health

(6) Michigan Dental Association

(7) New York State Dental Association

     N.Y. Governor's Letter

     Dept. of Health

(8) North Carolina Dental Society

     North Carolina Oral Health

(9) Ohio Dental Association

(10) Oregon Dental Association

(11) Pennsylvania Dental Association 

       Dept. of Health 

(12) Texas Dental Association

(13) Virginia Dental Association 

(14) Washington State Dental

      Governor's Orders

Related Articles

(1) Consistent detection of 2019 novel coronavirus in saliva.

(2) Temporal profiles of viral load in posterior oropharyngeal saliva samples and serum antibody responses during infection by SARS-CoV-2: an observational cohort study

(3) Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19): Implications for Clinical Dental Care

(4) From MedlinePlus

(5) From CIDRAP

(6) Academy of General Dentistry

(7) CDA - Coronavirus and patient screening: Recommended actions for dentists


(1) About the Novel Coronavirus from CDC

(2) ADA Handout

(3) ADA FAQs

(4) Coronavirus Testing

(5) EPA - Frequently Asked Questions about List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2

(6) FDA -  FAQs on 3D Printing of Medical Devices, Accessories, Components, and Parts During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Instructional Resources                  

(1) From CDC

(2) From Medscape

Fact Sheets

(1) Print resources from CDC

(2) Q & A on coronaviruses from WHO

(3) APIC Fact Sheet

Coronavirus COVID-19 Global CasesFrom the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU)
Institute for Health Metrics and EvaluationCharts show projected hospital resource use based on COVID-19 deaths.

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Patient Resources               

(1) About COVID-19 

(2) CDC Information for Travel

(3) Prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick

(4) Coughing & Sneezing

(7) People at Risk for Serious Illness from COVID-19

(8)  Mass Gatherings or Large Community Events

(9) Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19

(10) Show Me the Science – When & How to Use Hand Sanitizer in Community Settings

 MedlinePlus Coronavirus Infections Information for parents on coronavirus

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams

(1) Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 | Five Things To Know About Properly Washing Your Hands

(2) COVID-19 | Surgeon General Jerome Adams with Five Things To Know About Household Cleaning

Coronavirus.govCoronavirus (COVID-19)

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