On May 19, the NYS Department of Health (NYSDOH) adopted the CDC’s “Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People” for most businesses and public settings. These recommendations apply to non-healthcare settings. For related information for healthcare settings, visit Updated Healthcare Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations in Response to COVID-19 Vaccination.
With this change comes many questions. The American Dental Association (ADA) has created a "CDC COVID-19 PPE and Screening FAQ" for members. Here you will find answers to questions like, "Do patients still need to wear a mask when visiting a dental office?" "May dental healthcare personnel (DHCP) stop wearing masks in the break room?" and "Should we continue to screen patients and DHCP?"