COVID-19 Resources

The COVID-19 website for the state of Iowa is https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/.

Updated CDC recommendations for practice in dental settings: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/dental-settings.html

Information Regarding Fit Testing of N95 Respirators

The following additional resources are listed in alphabetical order by the name of the agency or organization.


American Dental Association

ADA Coronavirus Center for Dentists

Interim Guidance for Management of Emergency and Urgent Dental Carehttps://www.ada.org/~/media/CPS/Files/COVID/ADA_Int_Guidance_Mgmt_Emerg-Urg_Dental_COVID19.pdf

COVID-19 FAQsADA Coronavirus FAQs

COVID-19 Coding & Billing Interim Guidancehttps://success.ada.org/~/media/CPS/Files/COVID/ADA_COVID_Coding_and_Billing_Guidance.pdf

Return to Work Interim Guidance Toolkithttps://success.ada.org/~/media/CPS/Files/Open%20Files/ADA_Return_to_Work_Toolkit.pdf

Updated 5/1/2020


Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Updated CDC recommendations for practice in dental settingshttps://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/dental-settings.html

PPE Strategieshttps://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/ppe-strategy/index.html

Information for Healthcare Professionalshttps://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/hcp/index.html

COVID-19 Preparations for Healthcare Facilitieshttps://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/healthcare-facilities/steps-to-prepare.html

Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/infection-control/control-recommendations.html

Situation Summaryhttps://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/summary.html

Cases in the UShttps://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/cases-in-us.html

Travel Health Noticeshttps://www.cdc.gov/travel/notices

Travelers Returning from High Risk Countrieshttps://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/after-travel-precautions.html


Delta Dental of Iowa

On March 23, 2020, Delta Dental of Iowa and the Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation announced two relief programs to offer assistance to Iowa dentists and nonprofits during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 

The Advance Claims Payment Program will provide financial assistance for Iowa dentists who have been affected by COVID-19 disruptions and address their immediate cash flow needs. $10 million has been allocated for Iowa dentists through this program, which will provide dentists with 50% of their average claims payment for four weeks.  In addition, the Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation has committed $500,000 for the COVID-19 Nonprofit Emergency Operating Relief Fund, which will provide operating grants up to $10,000 to Iowa nonprofit organizations focused on providing health and wellness services or addressing food insecurity needs during this crisis.

 Dentists can request funds through April 17 by contacting Delta Dental’s professional relations team at provrelations@deltadentalia.com.

The Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation’s new COVID-19 Nonprofit Emergency Operating Relief Grants will be for nonprofits focused on health and wellness services as well as addressing food insecurity needs. These funds can be used to cover fixed operational expenses such as: salaries for medical providers, volunteer coordinators, medical workforce (e.g., lab technicians, CNAs), rent, utilities, Internet, insurance, phone, medical supplies, etc. Nonprofits wanting more information on these grants should go to www.deltadentalia.com/foundation.


Environmental Protection Agency

Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2

EPA COVID-19 (coronavirus) information: https://www.epa.gov/coronavirus.


Iowa Department of Human Services, Iowa Medicaid Enterprise

Effective March 13, 2020, DHS/IME is allowing the use of teledentistry in response to the COVID-19 emergency declaration. 
https://dentalboard.iowa.gov/sites/default/files/documents/2020/04/iadhs_teledentistrymemo.pdf

Updated 4/8/2020


Iowa Department of Public Health 

Iowa Coronavirus Summaryhttps://idph.iowa.gov/Emerging-Health-Issues/Novel-Coronavirus 

PPE Shortage Orderhttps://idph.iowa.gov/Portals/1/userfiles/61/covid19/Signed%20PPE%20Shortage%20Order%204_25_20.pdf

Instructions for Self-Isolation

Community Spread Confirmed in Iowa

Updated 5/1/2020


Iowa Economic Development Authority

COVID-19: Iowa Business Recovery Assistance: https://www.iowaeconomicdevelopment.com/businessrecovery


Iowa Workforce Development

On March 16, 2020, Governor Reynolds announced assistance for workers and employers impacted by layoffs related to COVID-19.

Unemployment insurance claims:

  • If you are laid off due to COVID-19 or have to stay home to self-isolate, care for family members or due to illness related to COVID-19, you can receive unemployment benefits, provided you meet all other eligibility requirements.  Those requirements essentially include working for wages from an employer who claims you as an employee in six of the last eighteen months and have earned at least $2,500 in the same time period. More specific explanation of benefit eligibility can be found at: https://www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov/2019-unemployment-insurance-claimant-handbook
  • Claimants can expect to receive payment within 7-10 days after the date the claim is filed.
  • Claims that are filed and identified as a direct or indirect result of COVID-19, will not be charged to employers.  Fact-finding interviews for these claims will be waived and not be held although employers will be notified of claims received. 
  • IWD will process unemployment insurance payments to ensure payment will continue to be paid in a timely manner. 

For more information, please visit https://www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov/


Updated 3/27/2020

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