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Infection Prevention and Control & Oral Health Care During the COVID‑19 Pandemic
(Updated December 2021)

CDHBC IPAC Guidelines

Provincial Health Officer Orders

The following is a summary of relevant Provincial Health Officer (PHO) Orders:

June 10, 2022: Order requiring health professionals to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination status 

March 7, 2022: Order requiring health professionals to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination

February 9, 2022: Update on vaccination requirement for health professionals

January 9, 2022: Order allowing dental hygienists to perform activities related to the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine

November 18, 2021: Hospital and Community (Health Care and Other Services) COVID-19 Vaccination Status Information and Other Preventive Measures

November 12, 2020: Letter from Provincial Health Officer Confirming Scope of Mask Use Policy

May 15, 2020: Letter from Provincial Health Officer Regarding Return to Non-Essential Care

March 23, 2020: Letter to all Health Professionals to Reduce Non-Essential and Elective Services

March 16, 2020: Requirement for Attendees of the Pacific Dental Conference to Self-Isolate Until March 22, 2020

March 15, 2020: Important update to Health Care Workers

Communications to Registrants from CDHBC


June 14, 2022: Letter to NEW Registrants and registrants with undisclosed vaccination status and  FAQ on Health Professionals COVID-19 Vaccination Status Information Order of June 10, 2022

March 11, 2022: Next Steps to Comply with Public Health Order Requiring the Recording of Registrants' COVID-19 Vaccination Status

March 8, 2022: New Public Health Order Requires College to Record Registrants' COVID-19 Vaccination Status

February 10, 2022: Provincial Health Officer Order RE: Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination for All Regulated Health Professionals

January 13, 2022: Provincial Health Officer Order RE: Education Requirements to Administer COVID-19 Vaccines to Older Children and Adolescents


December 23, 2021: Updated COVID-19 guidance document for oral health care providers

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

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

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

February 26, 2021: Update from Government on Vaccine Administration Activities


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

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

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

April 20, 2020: Update to Registrants

March 19, 2020: CDHBC Recommends All Care be Suspended

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

March 17, 2020: FAQ on COVID-19

March 16, 2020: Urgent Message from the Registrar/CEO about COVID-19

May 13, 2020: Update on Return to Care Information

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

Useful Links

Expert advice on the clinical aspects of COVID-19 is shared by public health and government authorities on a regular basis. Registrants should refer to these resources often for up-to-date information.