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Public health officials are strongly advising all BC residents, including health-care providers, to cancel or postpone any non-essential travel. In addition, public health officials are recommending all returning travelers, including those who have travelled within Canada, self-isolate and self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days after returning to BC.
Public health officials also strongly urge anyone who has cold or flu-like symptoms, such as a cough, fever, runny nose, sore throat, weakness or headache, to self-isolate for 14 days.
Social distancing is used to intentionally reduce close contact between people to try to stop the progression of community transmission of any virus. Social distancing strategies for all BC residents include:
Cancelling or postponing any large-scale events with more than 10 attendees;
Minimizing prolonged (more than 10 minutes), close (less than two metres) contact between other individuals in public;
Avoiding greetings that involve touching such as handshakes;
Disinfecting frequently used surfaces;
Following public health advice related to self-monitoring and self-isolation if you have travelled or have been exposed to someone ill with the virus; and
Considering avoiding travel, crowded places and events, especially if you are at higher risk.
We remind you to protect yourself while out in public. Please wash your hands frequently, and maintain a distance of about 2 metres from others.
For the most up-to-date, factual, information on COVID-19 please visit bccdc.ca.
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Please note that this is not a medical assessment. If you are experiencing severe symptoms, seek medical attention or call 911. This service is not a substitute for consulting with your doctor.
Your health is our highest priority. Our office has always followed strict infection control standards. We are also now following all BC provincial health orders to provide additional levels of protection to create the safest environment for you, other patients and our staff team to control community transmission. Our practice is committed to patient and staff safety. We follow the high standards set by BC public health officials and our regulatory body, and strictly adhere to proper safety procedures to lower the risk of COVID-19 transmission, in and out of the office including physical distancing, enhanced use of PPE and hand hygiene, and screening our staff and patients for COVID-19 symptoms. We have new rules and protocols in place to keep patients, staff and dentists protected. Here is what you can expect when you come in for your appointment:
OUR NEW SAFETY & HEALTH PROTOCOL:
Pre-screening patients before they come into our office.
All staff patients are checked daily including the use of an infrared thermometer to take their temperatures.
Implementation of social distancing rules and limited people and staff allowed inside the office.
Patients could be asked to wait outside before their appointment time.
Wearing a masks is required before entering our office we will provide masks for all patients that do not have one before entering our office.
Staff are required to wash their hands between patients and areas of the office are sanitized frequently.
PLEXI-GLASS shields are utilized at the reception desk and iPads will be covered with a plastic screen and changed after each use.
Each operatory is closed off from the other to ensure adequate distancing while receiving treatment.
In-place aerosol reduction methods.
Staff are required to wear m95 masks.
We do not charge for additional PPE fees.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, contact our office today at (604) 566-7666.