March 21, 2020
Message to Ontario Dentists
We’ve heard concerns from the public about dentists not respecting Public Health advice about self-isolation following travel or attendance at the Pacific Dental Conference.
Who should self-isolate?
Anyone who is directed to do so by their healthcare provider or by Public Health.
Ontario Public Health has directed individuals to self-isolate for 14 days if:
If you fit into any of the categories above, the College urges you to cooperate and go into self-isolation, even if you are currently symptom-free. This is essential to flatten the curve and ensure that the health of patients, and the greater public, including dentists and their loved ones is protected.
What is self-isolation?
Self-isolation is when you have been instructed to separate yourself from others, including those within your home, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.