Participant 060 Community Conversations Essay



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Trenton, N.J.: New Jersey State Library



In this essay, Participant 60 shares their experience of navigating the pandemic at their dental clinic. The participant expresses fear of contracting COVID, and describes an experience of feeling symptoms and worry about their test result. They shared that their practice followed state and CDC recommendations carefull, and adopted additional infection control and safety protocols including using all personal protective equipment, pre-screening temperature checks, air filtration in clinic floor, surface disinfection and aerosol disinfectant to maintain their safety and that of the patients. The participant describes the joy they feel in caring for their patients, and the enjoyment of their family's company.


Bergen Co. (N.J.), New Jersey, COVID-19 Pandemic, COVID-19 Health Behaviors, Unpredictability, Positive Outlook