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COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

On March 20, 2020, Governor Kate Brown issued an Executive Order No. 20-10 that requires Oregon dentists (along with other providers) to cease non-urgent care for their patients until June 15th.  Further, the order requires that Oregon dentists notify the state of any surplus personal protective equipment (PPE) and contribute those items to the state. 

We have created the following Frequently Asked Question guide regarding Governor Brown’s mandate and the COVID-19 pandemic at large.  Please note that this guidance is not a substitute for legal advice, and we recommend that you seek appropriate legal counsel for any specific questions.  As the laws and guidance surrounding these issues are changing daily, please be aware that the information below is only current as of March 23, 2020. 

Executive Order No. 20-10

  • What is an Executive Order?
  • What does the Executive Order mandate?
  • What procedures are exempt from the mandate? What constitutes an urgent or emergency procedure?
  • I'm a specialist. Does the mandate still apply to me?
  • What is the definition of "surplus PPE"?
  • How do we donate surplus PPE?
  • I feel that I have adequate PPE. Can I continue to see patients as normal?
  • Can the Executive Order be rescinded?
  • What is the penalty for violating the Executive Order?
  • OHA's temporary rules seem to indicate that the Executive Order was extended- is this true?

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