Health & Safety Tips

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

How to protect yourself.

What to do if you are sick.

COVID-19 Testing Sites

California is expanding coronavirus testing capacity, and you can now find the nearest testing site for COVID-19 by visiting the state’s website. Alternatively, you can also view testing locations by county:

There are several testing facilities located in the 29th District, including but not limited to Anaheim, Buena Park, Diamond Bar, Fullerton, West Covina, and Yorba Linda.

Mental Health

This may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a new disease and what could happen can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Public health actions, such as social distancing, can make people feel isolated and lonely and can increase stress and anxiety. However, these actions are necessary to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Coping with stress in a healthy way will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. Below are mental health resources by county.

Dental Health

Frequently Asked Questions about visiting the dentist during COVID-19

  • Is it safe to go to the dentist?
    • Yes, dental offices have been issued guidance by the California Department of public Health on how to provide dental care that keeps patients and dental team members safe. This includes what new infection controls to implement, PPE to wear, and how to screen patients.
  • Patient screening – what does it entail and why are you doing it?
    • You should expect to receive a call from the dental office a day or two prior to your appointment to confirm whether you have any COVID-19 symptoms such as a fever or loss of smell. You should also expect new check-in procedures such as waiting in your car or office parking lot until your appointment time and temperature checks prior to entering the building.
  • What will I notice is different during my dental appointment and why?
    • You will likely see fewer patients in the office at one time and new physical distancing protocols; everyone, including patients, should be wearing masks and you may see more sneeze guards or other types of protective barriers placed throughout the administrative parts of the office.
  • What differences are there now in the PPE dental team members are wearing?
    • You will likely see dental team members wearing head-to-toe coverage including gowns, hair covers, and masks that fit more tightly to their faces.
  • Will I need to be tested for COVID-19 prior to receiving dental treatment?
    • Depending on county requirements, you may need to get tested for COVID-19 a couple of days prior to your dental appointment. As technology develops, you may be able to take a COVID-19 test at the dental office. Some offices may require at temperature check prior to entering the establishment. Check with your dental provider about any requirements prior to your appointment.
  • Can my dentist charge me for additional costs due to COVID-19?
    • As California dental offices are resuming preventive care amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, new safety protocols and additional PPE requirements to protect staff and patients are substantial. Additionally, because there are global PPE shortages, equipment such as masks, gloves and gowns are significantly more expensive. Some dental practices have opted to alter their charged fees to account for the increased overhead costs while others have opted to charge a flat fee.