Ontario says more heath providers can reopen including dentists, optometrists
TORONTO -- The province says over two dozen different health-care providers who were closed because of the pandemic lockdown can reopen.
Dentists, optometrists and massage therapists are among several dozen providers who can start to take clients immediately.
Chiropractors, physiotherapists, psychologists, dieticians, denturists, and midwives are also included on the list.
The province says the reopening of the clinics must be done in compliance with the respective regulatory colleges that oversee the providers.
The change comes as a result of a new order from the province's chief medical officer of health.
All of the providers must also comply with public health regulations and physical distancing guidelines to prevent the virus' spread.
- Trio of Burlington residents celebrating Lotto wins
- Police searching for suspect wanted in connection to shooting in Burlington
- Ontario to announce plans for Stage 3 of reopening as COVID-19 spread slows
- Ontario set to announce plans for Stage 3 of COVID reopening
- Man arrested for hate-motivated assault in Oakville
- Canadians support more competition among wireless service providers: poll
- Province urges residents to follow public health advice as Ontario enters first phase of reopening
- Lack of PPE, conflicting guidelines slow reopening of dental clinics
- Canada losing head start on ‘virtual’ health care: task force
- Advocacy group urging Province to scrap new health care bill