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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.

Last updated: January 14, 2022

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.

  • January 10 – Changes to COVID-19 testing eligibility
  • December 21 – Response to the Omicron variant
  • November 24 – COVID-19 vaccination for children age 5-11
  • November 5 – Updated guidance document: COVID-19 Vaccine Administration
  • October 22 – COVID-19 Vaccine Consultation Services Available to Address Vaccine Hesitancy

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


Supporting Resources for COVID-19 Vaccination

General Information

Adverse Events Following Immunization (AEFI) Resources

Resources for Priority Populations

Indigenous Populations
Pregnant Women
Youth
Long-Term Care and Retirement Homes
Multicultural Resources
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Resources in Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Punjabi, Tagalog, Spanish, Arabic, Urdu, Farsi, Vietnamese, Korean, Tamil, Hindi, Cree (Plains Cree), and Ojibwe Eastern.

Health care providers

Infection prevention and control

From Directive #2, issued Jan 5, 2022: “Required precautions for all health care workers providing direct care to OR interacting with a suspected, probable (i.e. placed in precautions as high-risk contact, in an outbreak zone of the facility or recently transferred from a facility in outbreak) or confirmed cases of COVID-19 are a fit-tested, seal-checked N95 respirator (or approved equivalent), eye protection (goggles or face shield), gown and gloves.

Pregnancy and birth

High risk settings – including long-term care, retirement homes & congregate living settings

NEW: COVID-19 Exposure Reporting Tool – Highest Risk Settings

If you have been exposed to COVID-19, develop symptoms of COVID-19 or test positive for COVID -19 and you live, work, attend, volunteer, or have been admitted in a high-risk setting:

  • Notify them of the exposure and do not go there for 10 days from your last exposure, when the symptoms began, or when you were diagnosed.
  • To ensure sufficient staffing levels, workers will have the opportunity to return to work early on day seven of their isolation with a negative PCR test, or two negative rapid antigen tests on day six and seven.
  • If you live in a high-risk setting, you should isolate regardless of vaccination status.

This direction and more information can be found here.

LTCH & RH

Congregate living

Printable posters

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Effective January 5, Ontario has moved to Modified Step 2 of the Roadmap to Reopen, and students will temporarily pivot to remote learning.  A summary of current restrictions is available at covid-19.ontario.ca/public-health-measures.

SYMPTOMS OR EXPOSURE TO COVID-19?

Visit www.ontario.ca/exposed if you have symptoms of COVID-19, have tested positive, or you are a high risk contact.

COVID-19 VACCINES IN HPEPH

All eligible individuals must book an appointment for an immunization clinic at Ontario.ca/book-vaccine, or make an appointment at a participating local pharmacy. Please visit covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations for location and registration information.

For information about vaccinations for children and youth, visit  hpePublicHealth.ca/covid-19-vaccines-youth.