March 30, 2020
Several dentists have asked the College how much lead time they will receive when clinics may be safely reopened for non-emergency work.
As we communicated to you on March 26, the College will not have information on when clinics should reopen until the State of Emergency has been lifted. We are in daily contact with the Ministry of Health and will let you know immediately when we receive the information.
However there is no indication this will happen soon. The Chief Medical Officer of Health continues to call for tough restrictions on movement and the size of gatherings as the number of COVID-19 cases in Ontario continues to increase. At this time it appears very unlikely there will be any lessening of restrictions in April.
The College continues to maintain that all non-emergency dental services should be suspended until further notice, as outlined by the Chief Medical Officer of Health for Ontario.
If you have additional questions consult the RCDSO’s COVID-19 FAQ.
Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario
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