Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

The Eighth District Dental Society is following developments as they are released in regard to COVID-19.

This is a rapidly evolving situation and information is changing frequently. Please check back regularly for the most up-to-date information.

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) may cause a respiratory illness with symptoms including fever, coughing and difficulty breathing. There is currently no vaccination to protect against COVID-19, or drugs to specifically treat the virus.

As a general reminder, the best prevention against respiratory illness is the following:
* Wash hands with soap and water frequently for or at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
* Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
* Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
* Stay home if you are sick.
* Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your sleeve, then throw the tissue in the trash.

COVID Insurance Coverage Issues

Please check NYSDA, ADA, NYS Dept of Health and the CDC websites for additional information.