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Dental Schools Take Proactive Steps in Response to Coronavirus Outbreak

March 18, 2020
by ADA News


Classes moving online, practicing social distancing and cancelling of university-sponsored travel and events are among the ways dental schools around the country are responding to the outbreak of the coronavirus, now known as COVID-19.

Some are extending their spring breaks an extra week and requesting those returning from abroad to self-quarantine for at least 14 days as part of their effort to curtail the spread of the virus, and ensuring the safety of their students, staff and patients.

Some dental clinics have closed, others are only admitting urgent or emergency care cases, and some are offering additional screening protocol guidance based on federal agencies’ and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

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