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The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently published online Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about employee use of cloth face coverings. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, as businesses begin to resume operations, public health guidelines are calling for employee use of cloth face coverings when serving the public. According to the FAQ guideline “OSHA generally recommends that employers encourage workers to wear face coverings at work, which are intended to prevent wearers who have COVID-19 without knowing it (i.e., those who are asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic) from spreading potentially infectious respiratory droplets to others.”
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for resuming dental care during COVID-19 pandemic recommend that all employees in a dental office, even front office workers, at a minimum, wear cloth face coverings while at work.
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