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School-based Dental updates: a win for SBHCs

As of Friday March 26, the NYC DOE and NYC DOHMH have agreed to permit portable and mobile school-based dental programs to work with NYC public schools going forward. Initial requirements include:

  • An approved NYS DOH application on file indicating all NYC public schools you are planning to visit

  • Sharing with our office advance schedules of when and where you are planning to provide services, and updates if there are any changes

  • Providing preventive treatment that is aerosol-free, to the greatest extent possible

  • Keeping children distanced at the appropriate levels when masked or unmasked

  • All staff are screened for temperature and symptoms at the beginning of the day per NYS guidelines

  • All staff in buildings complete DOE screenings as in the attached

  • Working with DOHMH Quality Assurance staff as required, on site or virtually

  • Advising in advance on what preventive services will be provided, such as including SDF

Download the guidance below:

NYC DOE School Health Policy
Download PDF • 264KB

NYC DOE Health Screening Questionnaire
Download P • 122KB


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