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COVID-19 Update: Province-wide Stay-at-Home order

The Government of Ontario announced a Province-wide Stay-at-Home order, which will go into effect Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 12:01 a.m.

The Government’s announcement does not alter the scope of care that dentists are permitted to provide. All dentists must continue to follow the guidance set out in the College’s COVID-19: Managing Infection Risks During In-Person Dental Care document. You should also refer to our COVID-19 frequently asked questions.

Consistent with the College’s position during the last Stay-at-Home order, we strongly recommend that dentists:
  • Avoid performing aerosol-generating procedures (AGPs) whenever possible.
  • Where AGPs must be performed, adhere to the enhanced precautions for performing AGPs.
  • Triage patients, giving priority to emergency and urgent care.
  • Take measures to maintain safe capacity in your office or clinic.
  • Rely on teledentistry, wherever possible, to support non-urgent cases.
The RCDSO continues to monitor all Government announcements and directives on COVID-19 and we will continue to update you as new information becomes available.