COVID-19 FAQs

  • EIDL and PPP loans
  • Guidance for Medical Malpractice
  • Emergency vs. Non-Emergency Dental Procedures
  • HR & Unemployment
  • FMLA & Unemployment
  • Loan Forgiveness, CARES Act, Tax Filing Deadlines
  • OSHA Guidance for Healthcare Workers and Employers
  • Additional Resources

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The 2nd Coronavirus legislative package, H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, was signed into law on March 18. It included some provisions that could affect your dental practice—primarily those concerning emergency paid sick leave and family medical leave.
 
The Department of Labor (DOL) has released summary overviews of what the law will require of employers (and employees) for emergency paid sick leave and the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Please keep in mind that we anticipate further guidance from the Department of Labor to clarify these provisions. Once we receive the additional guidance, we will send an update that may assist you with your business decisions. The summary outlines can be found here: 

As you read the DOL guidance (above), please keep in mind that the ADA is still awaiting a response from the Department of Labor on our request that dental offices as small businesses (50 or fewer employees) be exempt from the emergency sick leave and FMLA, which would alter the requirements and impact of these provisions.

Managing Anxiety and Stress

We understand that the unknowns surrounding the Coronavirus can cause additional stress and mental fatigue for dental professionals who already experience a high amount of stress and fatigue on a daily basis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued guidance on managing stress and anxiety, which can be found here
The National Institute of Mental Health is another helpful resource during this rapidly evolving situation.

Apps

Headspace
Healthcare Professionals (with an NPI): Headspace is offering a complimentary Plus membership for anyone with a National Provider Identifier (NPI) given the current public health crisis. The complimentary membership can be found here

Ten Percent Happier
ALL Healthcare professionals and volunteers: Free six-month subscription to the Ten Percent Happier app, no strings attached, to all healthcare workers and volunteers. They want to deeply thank and recognize healthcare workers all over the world who are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Healthcare workers can simply email care@tenpercent.com and they will be sent instructions on how to get access.

Health and Wellness


  • Under Stress? We’re Here to Help: refers to the well-being directory, the handbook, and a resource sheet on identifying stress.
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly [Webinar] An on-demand webinar that addresses how to identify stress, recognize the physical and mental impacts of stress, and how to manage the negative types of stress.
  • Mindfulness Techniques May Help You Reduce Your Stress [video series]
  • Keeping Calm in the Coronavirus: You’ve Got This! 
  • Got Grief? Four tasks to help you recover from the coronavirus blues
  • Under Stress? We’re Here to Help: refers to the well-being directory, the handbook, and a resource sheet on identifying stress.
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly [Webinar] An on-demand webinar that addresses how to identify stress, recognize the physical and mental impacts of stress, and how to manage the negative types of stress.
  • Mindfulness Techniques May Help You Reduce Your Stress [video series]
  • Keeping Calm in the Coronavirus: You’ve Got This! 
  • Got Grief? Four tasks to help you recover from the coronavirus blues
  • Under Stress? We’re Here to Help: refers to the well-being directory, the handbook, and a resource sheet on identifying stress.
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly [Webinar] An on-demand webinar that addresses how to identify stress, recognize the physical and mental impacts of stress, and how to manage the negative types of stress.
  • Mindfulness Techniques May Help You Reduce Your Stress [video series]
  • Keeping Calm in the Coronavirus: You’ve Got This! 
  • Got Grief? Four tasks to help you recover from the coronavirus blues
  • "State":"TN"