Monitor patients for signs of monkeypox

August 11, 2022

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is asking health care professionals to watch for patients who may have signs of monkeypox, including oral lesions, and refer them for testing. It is important to continuing using appropriate personal protective equipment, do surface cleaning and look for signs and symptoms during patient exams.

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Updated CDPH COVID-19 Exposure Guidance

May 6, 2022

Under the updated COVID-19 exposure guidance, vaccinated and boosted individuals in high-risk settings, which include dental offices, should test immediately after the close contact and then three to five days after the contact with day zero being the date of the contact. The should also isolate for at least five days if the COVID-19 test is positive or if symptoms start. 

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Boosters Required by March 1, 2022

February 25, 2022

Dental office personnel must receive the full initial course of vaccination and, once they are eligible, to receive a booster. Offices have until March 1, 2022 to comply with the booster verification requirement.

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Get Boosted by Feb 1, 2022 and Mask Up Now

December 29, 2021

SF temporarily tightens universal indoor masking requirement & augments vaccination requirement amid Omicron surge, requiring boosters for workers in dental offices by Feb 1, 2022.

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SF Exempt From State's New Mask Mandate

December 15, 2021

San Francisco offices and gyms where everyone is fully vaxxed will not need to return to masking, after California on Tuesday granted last-minute exemptions from its new, universal face mask rule to some counties. The change "acknowledges the hard work of the people of San Francisco throughout the pandemic,” San Francisco’s Department of Public Health said. Contra Costa and Marin

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August 11, 2021

SFPUC is stepping up office amalgam/wastewater inspections.

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