This message is dated May 20 and remains valid until May 28.

We are preparing for a phased opening but I cannot provide dates for details.

I am available by appointment for certain things. And, they are extremely specific.

The American Dental Association published interim guidance during this pandemic for dental care based on recommendations from the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and prevention, and scientific literature.

On May 19, the Pennsylvania Sec. of health was asked about salons, barbers, and massage therapists being able to open responsibly. “It is impossible to provide those services and practice social distancing.” Further, “these involve hands-on treatment as part of those services, so thus, we are not allowing them in the red and yellow zones.” See https://pacast.com/m?p=18029 at the 10:45 mark.

Although routine dental care was not mentioned, I feel they are considering it alongside hair salons, which is unfortunate because we routinely wear protective equipment.

Our governor has no idea when any counties will enter his green phase.

Whether you agree or disagree with how these events are being handled, you need to be in contact with your state senators and representatives. Call them. Write to them. Engage them on social media (1). Let them know how you’re doing-they need to know for better or for worse.

SL

 

(1) https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/findyourlegislator/