On May 7, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revised its guidance on the transmission of the SAR-CoV-2 virus, acknowledging that people can become infected by inhaling very fine, aerosolized particles carrying the virus. The updated guidance says that airborne transmission is one of several ways the virus can spread. 

In this episode of In the Sterilization Room with Jackie, infection prevention expert Jackie Dorst, RDH, BS, talks about what the CDC’s revised guidance means for the orthodontic office. As she says, “It’s going to have implications for future guidance and safety measures.” In addition, she talks about how OSHA fits into all of this and what your office needs to be doing to ensure it is in compliance with OSHA regulations. Key here: that written respiratory protection plan we’ve talked about in previous episodes. OP