Special Editorial: PDF OnlyGuidelines and Recommendations for Patient Management, Surgical Activities, and Safety in the Maxillofacial Unit and Head and Neck Department During COVID-19 PandemicPiombino, Pasquale MD, PhD, FEBOMFS; Sani, Lorenzo MD; Committeri, Umberto MD; Carraturo, Emanuele MS; Foderini, Andrea MS; Romano, Antonio MD; Orabona, Giovanni Dell’Aversana MD, PhD, FEBOMFS; Bonavolontà, Paola MD, PhD; Abbate, Vincenzo MD; Califano, Luigi MDAuthor Information Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Federico II University of Naples, Naples, Italy. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Vincenzo Abbate, MD, Department of Neuroscience and Reproductive and Odontostomatological Sciences, Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Naples “Federico II,” Via Sergio Pansini, 5 Naples 80131, Italy; E-mail: email@example.com Received 28 April, 2020 Accepted 8 May, 2020 The authors report no conflicts of interest. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery: July 03, 2020 - Volume Publish Ahead of Print - Issue - doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000006753 Free PAP Metrics Abstract The recent pandemic has led to an unprecedented overload of sanitary systems around the world. Despite that a maxillofacial department is not a frontline specialty in the treatment of coronavirus disease 2019 infections, our department has found itself faced with numerous problems in keeping the care system active and efficient while ensuring safety for patients and healthcare professionals. Massive redistribution of health personnel was needed to improve prevention and personal safety measures. The education and training system has been kept active, giving residents a decisive role in managing the state of emergency response. This article outlines new guidelines for infection prevention: from clinical control, treatment processes, clinical management, protection, and disinfection of healthcare professionals. © 2020 by Mutaz B. Habal, MD.