Google posted a new help document detailing that offices can update their working hours, contact numbers, descriptions and/or use Google Posts to share more information about your dental practice is affected by COVID-19.
The updates will show up across different Google platforms like Your Business Profile on Google Search and Maps.
Please find below a part of the Google help document:
If your business is affected by COVID-19, update your Google My Business profile to provide the most accurate information to your customers. For example, change your hours of operation if you’re closing early, or add more details to your description. You can also update if your restaurant moves to takeout or delivery only. The updates will show on your Business Profile on Google Search and Maps.
Important: We may review your changes for quality before publishing them, so the changes may not be immediately available on Google Search and Maps. Learn more about limited Google My Business functionality due to COVID-19.
If your business hours have changed, update the times when you’ll be open or closed. The hours will show when the customer visits your Business Profile, and they’ll know exactly when to visit. Learn how to change your hours.
Explain whether or not your business operations are affected by COVID-19. You can share information about any extra precautions your business is taking, such as moving to takeout or delivery only. You can also share if you’re providing any extra services to the community, or whether you’re experiencing delays. Learn more about editing your business description.
Share more detailed and timely updates about what’s going on with your business through Posts. For example, add information about what products and services you have available, and link to other resources. You can continue to use Posts to directly communicate with your customers on a regular basis as your business changes. Learn how to create a post.
At this time, Google relies on authoritative data sources, where available, to mark certain types of places as "Temporarily Closed" on Google Search and Google Maps.
Read more at support.google.com