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As the number of COVID-19 cases increases in the state of Georgia, it is important to take extra precautions during this time to protect you, your patients, and staff. GDA is working diligently with the CDC, ADA, and Georgia Department of Public Health to stay on top of the issue to provide you with access to the most up-to-date information. Below, you can find ​links to help you stay informed on the status of COVID-19 here in Georgia and resources to help you prevent the spread of the virus. 

We will continue to provide you with important updates and information through our communications channels. Again, we ask you to read all communications from the GDA and ADA.


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GDA COVID-19 Advisory to Members 03.31.2020

The Board of Trustees met March 31, 2020 to revise the GDA’s previous advisory statement to provide further guidance to our members, which is as follows:

In observance of current federal, state, local, and CDC guidelines and mandates to extend social distancing practices, as well as to coincide with the termination date of Governor Kemp's Executive Order declaring a Public Health State of Emergency in Georgia, the GDA recommends that until further notice, all Georgia licensed dentists and dental facilities should continue to postpone elective procedures, surgeries, and non-urgent dental visits, and prioritize urgent and emergency visits and procedures pursuant to CDC guidelines, through April 13, 2020. 

Read the advisory in its entirety by clicking on the button below.

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Georgia Governor to Order Shelter-in-Place to Curb Coronavirus

Gov. Kemp announces decision to issue new Executive Orders closing K-12 schools for the rest of the academic year, as well as issuing a statewide shelter-in-place order, which goes into effect on Friday, April 3rd and lasts through April 13, 2020.

Additional details about the new Executive Order are still pending. Please continue to check the GDA website and your emails from the GDA for more information. 

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Federal & State Department of Labor (DOL) Regulatory Updates

DOL Poster/Disclosure Requirement – April 1, 2020 Deadline
The expanded Emergency Sick Leave and Expanded Family Medical Leave provisions mandated in the “Families First Caronavirus Relief Act” (FFCRA) which was signed into law on March 18, 2020 includes a new poster/disclosure requirement from the U.S. Department of Labor due April 1, 2020. 
Businesses should either print and post the attached poster and/or distribute it via email to their employees who are teleworking.

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GDA COVID-19 Webinars

GDA is ​hosting complimentary webinars providing guidance on business and employment law issues affecting Georgia dentists. We are adding more critical topics to educate our members on a weekly and daily basis, so please make sure to check back regularly for updated listings. 

Next Webinar

Thursday, April 2 - COVID-19: Unemployment Insurance and Other Employment Considerations as You Reduce Hours

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