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CDPH Updates COVID-19 Guidelines – California

Beginning April 3, 2023, patients and non-clinical staff will no longer be required to wear face coverings for COVID-19 protection in California healthcare settings.

On February 28, 2023, Governor Newsom issued a proclamation terminating the California’s COVID-19 State of Emergency. Four days later, on March 3, 2023, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced that California will no longer require face coverings to be worn in healthcare settings, including dental practices, and will no longer require vaccination for healthcare workers. Dental healthcare personnel (DHCP) must continue to don personal protective equipment (PPE) in compliance with both the Dental Board of California’s and Cal/OSHA’s requirements.

The face covering and vaccination changes take effect on Monday, April 3, 2023, to allow local health departments and individual healthcare facilities to develop and implement plans customized to their needs and local conditions to continue to protect the public through the end of the winter season.

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