At this moment our community comes together to help with the flooding of the lower townsite areas. The Government of Alberta tentatively gave us a tentative date for May 14th to reopen for dental services however, the Alberta Dental Association is putting together a new protocol to ensure the health and safety of everyone, during these times of uncertainty.
Before we can open, we need to ensure the clinic is ready. Along with the safety of our staff and patients. This will be determined by the protocols set by our dental association. Until then we are still here for dental emergencies. Our staff is looking forward to seeing all of our patients again.
To ensure a safer reopening, the following elements must be in place for the first stage of relaunch via GoA:
- enhance our nation-leading testing capacity at the highest level in Canada.
- robust and comprehensive contact tracing, aided by technology, to quickly notify people who may have been exposed.
- support for people who test positive to enable effective isolation and contain the spread.
- stronger international border controls and airport screening, especially for international travelers.
- rules and guidance for the use of masks in crowded spaces, like mass transit.
- strong protections for the most vulnerable, including those in long-term care, continuing care, and seniors lodges.
- a rapid response plan in the event of possible outbreaks of COVID-19.
We must ensure the sacrifices we have already made are not wasted. To be successful, we must stay vigilant to slow the spread: follow public health measures, practice physical distancing and good hygiene, and continue acting responsibly.
Stay safe and healthy.
Doctors and staff Stoney Creek Dental
201 – 100 Riverstone Ridge