Understanding Sick Leave Requirements in Colorado

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As the year draws to a close, Colorado dental offices should prepare to comply with the requirement that employers offer sick leave to their employees starting next year. Healthy Families and Workplaces Act In 2020, Colorado passed SB20-205, the Healthy Families and Workplaces Act (HFWA). This required employers with 16+ employees to provide paid sick leave beginning 1/1/21 and ALL …

Rapid At-Home COVID Testing Kits

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To make sure Coloradans have the tools they need to keep their families safe, CDPHE is providing free over-the-counter tests directly to people’s homes. The program uses Abbott BinaxNOW™ rapid antigen tests that show results within 15 minutes. These tests can be acquired and used by your staff when potential direct exposure concerns arise. Each order contains four tests.   …

Renew Your Membership for 2022

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CDA, ADA and local dental society 2022 dues invoices have arrived in mailboxes across the state. You can renew your tripartite membership online anytime at www.cdaonline.org/renew. It’s convenient and simple. You will need your ADA number and password. If you have difficulty logging in, use the ADA reset password tool or contact the CDA at 303-996-2841 or 303-996-2842. Payment Options: …

Chasing Your Dream

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By Carrie Mauterer, D.D.S., CDA Editor Published in the Fall 2021 issue of the Journal of the Colorado Dental Association For the first time in years, the CDA Ladies in the Loupe group was able to meet again in person. I remember attending the very first Loupe event held at the Denver Botanical Gardens over a decade ago and feeling …

Phase 4 of Provider Relief Fund Deadline Oct. 26, 2021

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The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) opened Phase 4 of the Provider Relief Fund to applications beginning September 29 with a deadline of October 26. Eligible dental providers can apply to receive funds from the $17 billion set aside for providers who can document revenue loss and expenses between July 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021, as a result …

Dental Board CE Requirement Allows Web-Based Courses That Meet Criteria

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During 2020 when live CE courses were not an option due to social distancing, the Colorado Dental Board stated that CE requirements for licensure would be flexible due to this unusual circumstance. As the current license renewal cycle nears its close, the CDA has requested clarification of this “flexibility.” Last month, the dental board issued a new policy document. Policy …

CDPHE Licensed Healthcare Facilities Required to Get Vaccine

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On Aug. 30, the State Board of Health convened an emergency rulemaking hearing to discuss the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE)’s proposed rule – 6 CCR 1011-1 Chapter 2, General Licensure Standards and the COVID-19 Vaccine. The proposed emergency rule would require licensed healthcare facilities to mandate their personnel (i.e., employees, direct contractors, and support staff) who …

First COVID-19 Vaccine Granted Full FDA Approval

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The Food and Drug Administration on Aug. 23 granted full approval for the first vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19. The vaccine, previously referred to as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, will be marketed as Comirnaty, “for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older,” according to an FDA news release. The FDA also said the vaccine …

CDA Urges Additional Actions to Protect Colorado Communities from COVID-19

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On Aug. 12, 19 of Colorado’s leading healthcare organizations, including the Colorado Dental Association, joined together in urging support for the following steps to stop the spread of COVID-19: All healthcare employees should become vaccinated. Join us in expressing support for healthcare organizations that independently adopt policies requiring COVID-19 vaccination for employees and staff, with local factors determining whether, how, …

Denver Requires Dental Teams to Be Vaccinated by Sept 30

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On Aug. 2, 2021, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock held a press conference and Denver’s Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE) released an updated public health order in response to the Delta variant and rise in COVID-19 positive cases.  The PHO requires, “personnel of the following entities, or types of entities, to be fully vaccinated by September 30, 2021.” The entities …