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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: June 11, 2021

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.

  • June 11 – Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination
  • June 4 – Local COVID-19 Vaccine Coverage Update
  • May 26 – Resumption of AstraZeneca Vaccine Administration
  • May 21 – Support for Health Care Providers Counselling Patients re: AstraZeneca Vaccine Pause
  • May 14 – Ontario Pauses AstraZeneca Vaccine Roll-out, Expanded COVID-19 Vaccine Booking Eligibility

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

Are you looking for Multicultural Resources?

Check out this website. Resources in Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Punjabi, Tagalog, Spanish, Arabic, Urdu, Farsi, Vietnamese, Korean, Tamil, Hindi, Cree (Plains Cree), and Ojibwe Eastern.

Rapid Antigen Screening – new May 2021

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

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COVID-19 VACCINES IN HPEPH

Individuals turning 12 and over in 2021 are currently eligible to book a first dose appointment. Individuals aged 70 and over as well as anyone who received their first vaccine on or before April 18th are now eligible to book their second dose on an accelerated schedule. To book, visit Ontario.ca/bookvaccine or call  1-833-943-3900.

There is currently a high demand for vaccination appointments in our region. If no appointments are available, please follow us on Facebook or Twitter to be notified when new clinic dates are added. Please do not call HPEPH to book. For more information, please visit  hpePublicHealth.ca/vaccine-booking/

If you attended a clinic and did not receive an email copy of your vaccination receipt you can download a copy off the provincial booking site at Ontario.ca/bookvaccine.

PHARMACY-BASED VACCINATIONS

Individuals 18 and over can also receive their vaccination at participating local pharmacies. Select pharmacies are also offering vaccinations to youth aged 12 – 17. Please visit covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations for location and registration information.

CURRENT RESTRICTIONS IN HPEPH

Based on the provincewide vaccination rate and continuing improvements in key public health and health system indicators, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, will move the province into Step One of its Roadmap to Reopen at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, June 11, 2021. For more information, read the media release.

While the provincial Stay at Home Order has been lifted, public health precautions must be maintained. Close contact must be limited to those within your household. Outdoor gatherings are limited to 5 people, and distancing must be maintained. For more information, visit our COVID-19 page.

POTENTIAL EXPOSURE TO COVID-19?

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.