COVID-19

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Please check this page regularly as it will be updated each time the College receives new or updated information on COVID-19.

Message to Registrants sent October 15, 2021: Provincial Health Officer Order RE: Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination for Health Care Professionals

Message to Registrants sent August 16, 2021: Infection Prevention and Control & Oral Health Care During the COVID‑19 Pandemic and the redline comparison with previous guidance documents.


Message to Registrants sent March 25, 2021: Updated Temporary Scope of Practice Expansion for the COVID-19 Immunization Campaign

Message to Registrants sent March 16, 2021: Changes to the Courses Required to Participate in Vaccine Activities

Message to Registrants sent February 26, 2021: Update from Government on Vaccine Administration Activities

Immunization Orders from the Provincial Health Officer sent February 23, 2021.

Message to Registrants regarding the Letter from Provincial Health Officer sent November 17, 2020

Letter from Provincial Health Officer sent November 12, 2020

 

Return to Non-Essential Care Guidance

Infection Prevention and Control & Oral Health Care During the COVID‑19 Pandemic sent August 16, 2021

Oral Healthcare During Phases 2 and 3 of the COVID-19 Response Plan sent August 18, 2020, updated April 2021.

Summary of Changes and FAQs on Oral Healthcare During Phases 2 and 3 COVID-19 Response Plan sent August 18, 2020


Letter from Provincial Health Officer Regarding Return to Non-Essential Care

Dr. Henry has provided a letter to health care professionals regarding a resumption of the provision of non-essential health care services. This letter also contains links to supporting guidelines from the BCCDC and Worksafe BC.

CDHBC IPAC Guidelines

College Communications

Update on Return to Care Information sent May 13, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Province’s Restart Plan and Oral Health Care sent May 6, 2020

Update to Registrants and Suggested Online Learning Activities sent April 27, 2020

Update to Registrants sent April 20, 2020

Urgent Update: Dr. Henry's Letter to all Health Professionals sent March 23, 2020

Update: CDHBC Recommends All Care be Suspended sent March 19, 2020

URGENT Message from Registrar/CEO about COVID-19: Follow-up to March 16 communique sent March 17, 2020.

FAQ on COVID-19 sent March 17, 2020.

Urgent Message from the Registrar/CEO about COVID-19: Elective and non-essential dental hygiene services to be suspended immediately; Attendees of 2020 Pacific Dental Conference to self-isolate, sent March 16, 2020.

Important update to Health Care Workers from. Dr. B. Henry sent March 15, 2020

Update on COVID-19 and PDC, sent March 12, 2020

Other Useful Links:

A joint statement from the BC Ministry of Health and Dr. Bonnie Henry asks that anyone who attended self-isolate until March 22, 2020.  Please visit the following link for the joint statement: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020HLTH0086-000499 from March 16, 2020.

All oral health care providers and CDHBC employees must follow current advice from the Office of the Public Health Officer. http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19 from March 16, 2020.

In an effort to manage the volume of calls, particularly at those centres staffed by our nurses and physicians, please triage all initial inquiries to the following websites: BCCDC COVID-19 for the Public, BCCDC COVID-19 for Health Care Professionals, and HealthLink BC 8-1-1 from March 15, 2020.

Please click here for a statement from Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) for more details.  http://www.vch.ca/about-us/news/vancouver-coastal-health-statement-on-coronavirus from March 12, 2020.