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COVID-19 Resources for Health Care Providers

If are you looking for general information about COVID-19, please visit our main COVID-19 web page. The content below is mainly for Health Care Providers.

HPEPH Bulletins for Health Care Providers (HCP)

Previous issues of our bulletins are shared on the Public Health Bulletin for Local Health Care Providers page and five most recent bulletins are listed below. Please subscribe to receive future bulletins.

General questions about the virus, or any communicable disease, can be directed to the HPEPH CD Intake Line 613-966-5500 or 1-800-267-2803, ext. 349. For additional, detailed information, health care providers are also encouraged to visit the Ministry of Health’s Page for Health Care Workers.

Resources for Health Care Providers

COVID-19 Vaccine-Relevant Information and Planning Resources

Screening, Testing and Case Management for Patients

Screening and Self Isolation for HCW

PPE and Cleaning Protocols for HCP

Pregnancy and Birth

Child Care

Allied Health Professionals

Supportive Housing – including LTC and Retirement Homes

General Health Sector Resources

Directives from the CMOH

Posters

Information For Patients

Last updated: January 14, 2021.

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Province of Ontario has Declared a Second Provincial Emergency to Address COVID-19 Crisis and Save Lives.  Read more.

Effective Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 12:01 a.m., the provincial government is issuing a stay-at-home order requiring everyone to remain at home with exceptions for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services, for exercise or for essential work.

Owner/operators of a businesses, workplaces and/or other community organizations who are unsure of how to adjust operations for COVID-19 are encouraged to visit sector specific guidance regarding provincial lockdown measures at Ontario.ca or call the Stop the Spread Business Information Line at 1-888-444-3659. If you are unable to find an answer to your questions or need further guidance, please fill out this web form.

During the provincewide shutdown, no indoor social gatherings are permitted, except with members of the same household (the people you live with). Individuals who live alone and single parents may consider having exclusive, close contact with another household. Outdoor gatherings must be limited to 5 individuals, and proper physical distancing must be maintained.

If you are concerned about potential exposure to a positive case of COVID-19, please be reassured that any contacts of a confirmed case will be contacted directly and monitored by public health.

Low-risk and indirect contacts should self monitor for symptoms for 14 days from the time of potential exposure and seek testing if symptoms develop. Low risk contacts do not need to isolate unless symptoms develop, and can continue to attend school/work/daycare while monitoring for symptoms.