Due to changes in best practices for health care delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic Open Door is deferring routine appointment types and preventative dental services. These necessary protective measures require in a temporary reduction in our dental workforce.

Our health centers remain open for essential dental services. We ask our community to please contact us if they are in need emergency services that cannot be put off. We recognize that we are the only dental providers still operating. Open Door’s decision to temporarily reduce our dental workforce is based on current guidance, staffing and service needs, and staff risk factors.

Effective Monday, March 23, 2020, medical clinic staff in high risk groups will work from home. We continue to develop infrastructure for staff to work from home, and for remote patient care. Our medical clinics are still operational and adapting to meet our community needs.

Open Door Leadership is providing compensation, benefits, and other support as possible to affected staff.

As staffing needs and factors affecting Open Door change we will call staff back to work. This reduction in workforce is based solely on best practices to protect staff and community, and does not reflect upon the good work or value Open Door places on each staff person. This necessary reduction is solely due to the unprecedented circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic.