New Pre-Screening Protocol
The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has issued new “Screening questions” that apply to all dental offices. In addition to taking temperatures, the pre-screening process must include, at a minimum, the following questions:
Within the past 24 hours, have you had any of the following symptoms?
(Yes or No)
· Fever or chills
· Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
· Muscle or body aches
· New Loss of taste or smell
· Sore Throat
· Congestion or runny nose
· Nausea or vomiting
Within the past 14 days, have you had a known exposure to any individual suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19 or who has traveled to a location after which self-quarantine is recommended? (Yes or No) For staff: You may answer “no” if you are a health care worker whose only exposure to individuals with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 has been in a health care setting in which you were wearing appropriate personal protective equipment.