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States Announcing Dates For When Dentists Can Resume Nonemergency Procedures

The Hill (4/22, Kelley) reported that “with states like Georgia and South Carolina beginning to reopen businesses shuttered by the coronavirus, Colorado is looking to make similar decisions.” Colorado Gov. Jared Polis (D) “announced that Colorado’s previously issued ‘stay-at-home’ mandate is being updated to a ‘safer-at-home’ mandate,” and dental offices are among “some of the businesses eligible for reopening on April 27.”

WXIN-TV Indianapolis (4/21, Sullivan) reported that “Indiana’s dental offices are preparing to open back up next week,” and “the state could allow dentists with proper personal protective equipment to start as early as Monday.”

WLKY-TV Louisville, KY (4/23) reported that in Kentucky, “non-urgent/emergent health care services, diagnostic radiology and lab services will resume” on Monday at several places, including “dental offices (with enhanced protections).”

WDAF-TV Kansas City, MO (4/22) reported that in Missouri, dentists “recently found out they can open their practices for all services.”

In Oregon, The Hill (4/23, Klar) reported that “health care providers will be able to resume non-urgent medical and dental procedures next month, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) said Thursday.” KPTV-TV Portland, OR (4/23) reported that “in Gov. Brown’s order, hospitals, clinics and dental offices are required to prove a two-week supply of ‘recommended’ PPE.”

In addition, NPR (4/23, Treisman) provides updates on restrictions “in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia.”

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