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Date for Re-Opening of Dental Offices to Routine Care Postponed Indefinitely as per Governor's Executive Order
In a COVID-19 Advisory dated March 21, 2020 click here, the New Jersey State Board of Dentistry strongly urged that “Dentists should cancel or postpone any elective procedure or ‘routine’ service until at least April 20, 2020, to limit exposure to and transmission of the virus and help preserve and extend the supply of personal protective equipment.” Thereafter, on April 9, 2020, Governor Philip D. Murphy issued Executive Order 109 click here, which expressly directed: “All elective surgeries or invasive procedures, whether medical or dental, already scheduled for after 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 27, 2020, are to be cancelled or postponed indefinitely.” Since the “indefinite cancellation or postponement” mandated in the Executive Order has not been relaxed and based upon a continuing need to limit containment of the virus, pending further direction from the Governor, dental offices should not “re-open” on April 20 but should continue to remain available to render emergency care.