COVID-19

Covid-19.jpg


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

Return to Non-Essential Care Guidance

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

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

Resumption of oral health care in long term care and assisted living settings sent July 6, 2020

 

UPDATE: BCCDC Guidelines and Updates to Documents Released  sent May 15, 2020

Email to Registrants Regarding Return to Non-Essential Care sent May 15, 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.

BC Health Regulators Guidance for Community Health Care Services

This document provides general guidance for health care professionals who provide care in a community setting. This document was a collaborative effort of the BC Health Regulators. This document also contains links to general guidelines from the BCCDC, PICNet and Worksafe BC.

Transitioning Oral Healthcare to Phase 2 of the COVID-19 Response Plan

This document is a shared document between the College of Dental Hygienists of BC, the College of  Dental Surgeons of BC, the College of Denturists of BC and the College of Dental Technicians of BC. It provides oral health care specific information regarding a resumption of the provision on non-essential care.

FAQs for Oral Healthcare Transition to Phase 2‚Äč 

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.