Premier’s Announcement- Closure of all Non-Essential Businesses
The Government of Ontario has ordered the closure of all non-essential businesses and services, as of 11:59pm on Tuesday March 24, 2020. You can read the news release here.
Ontario Ministry of Health- Health care Provider Recruitment
The Ministry reports daily to the College on this issue.
The Ontario Ministry of Health is looking for part-time or retired health care workers to assist with the COVID-19 crisis. In particular, the Ministry is seeking:
- Current and former members of Ontario’s regulated health professions and the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
- Physician assistants; and
- Personal support workers
For more information, click here:
Personal Protective Equipment for Frontline Workers is an Urgent Priority
The Ontario Medical Association (OMA) and the Registered Nurses’ Association need to ensure frontline workers have the protective personal equipment (PPE) they need to care for their patients.
Given the global shortage of supplies, the OMA is urging health care workers with masks currently not being used to share their resources.
If you are interested, please contact the Ministry: EOCLogistics.MOH@ontario.ca
Stay Updated on COVID-19
The College has a dedicated section on our website for COVID-19 related information. Visit the College website here.
RDTs work closely with dentists. Be sure you are aware of how the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) is addressing COVID-19 by checking their website for updates to their members.
Ontario’s Ministry of Health regularly releases new guidance on COVID-19. Access regular Ministry of Health updates by clicking here.