Who to Test:
Now that COVID-19 has spread to Orange County, the test recommendations have broadened. However as there is still a shortage of testing kits and PPE supplies, and in effort to flatten the curve through social distancing, it is recommended to test only if it will change patient management.
Testing should be done if a patient has cough and fever,
has had close personal contact with a known COVID-19 patient, is a healthcare worker, or is in close contact with a high risk individual (age 65 or older, immune compromised, or has a serious underlying medical condition) as outlined by the
How to Test:
Infection Control Precautions
PPE protection is recommended for providers & staff caring for patients with a high suspicion of having COVID-19, which includes masks, eye protection, gowns and gloves. Due to a shortage of N95 masks, facemasks are an acceptable alternative.
We recommend that everyone reach out to their local dentists and health offices who are not seeing patients at this time to donate supplies to help keep our patients and our health care workers on the frontline safe.
If you have a Confirmed COVID-19 Patient:
Report all laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases immediately to the Orange County Health Care Agency at 714-834-8180 (after hours 714-628-7008) (do not share these numbers with patients).