10th Revised PHO 20-29 Released

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Today, CDPHE released the 10th amended Public Health Order that impacts dental procedures and treatment.

Read the latest version of PHO 20-29.

The latest revision of PHO 20-29 made just a few changes. We encourage you to read the order in its entirety. Following, are the noted changes that appear in this 10th amended version of PHO 20-29.

  • As of Jan. 12, 2021, there were 364,336 known cases of COVID-19 in Colorado. 4,281 Coloradans have died from COVID-19.

N95 Fit Testing:

  • More specific language was added regarding fit testing: “If the workforce is to use N95 respirators for direct patient care, fit testing on the model to be used and additional training on how to perform a seal check must be completed prior to use.”

Infection Control:

  • In regard to the timing of symptomatic employees being released from isolation, it was added that, “A limited number of people with severe illness or immunocompromising conditions may require longer isolation.” 

Definitions:

  • Under the Definitions section, “Individuals with Down Syndrome” were added to the list of “Individuals at Risk of Severe Illness from COVID-19.” 

This version of PHO 20-29 will expire 30 days from Jan. 12, 2021 unless extended, rescinded, superseded or amended in writing.