The oral health regulators take direction from the CMOH when situations such as this arise. The CMOHs in the Atlantic Provinces are in regular contact with each other. As long as there is no community transmission of COVID-19 in the higher risk zone, then people who have been in that zone are to self-monitor their health and do the on-line assessment https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en. Work restrictions are not necessary.
If any Oral Healthcare Provider or office staff member fails the daily screening, they must exclude themselves from work, i.e., be instructed not to come to work, or be sent home. They must contact 811 and arrange for COVID-19 testing. They must await results of the testing and be cleared by Public Health before they can return to work.
Please Refer to joint Return To Work Guidelines for the full listing of staff screening symptoms and risk factors.