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HPEPH Bulletins for Health Care Providers

November 2021

October 2021

September 2021

August 2021

July 2021

June 2021

May 2021

April 2021

March 2021

February 2021

  • February 27 – Highest/Very High Priority HCW Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine (available by email upon request)
  • February 10 – Variants of Concern, PHAC COVID Vaccine Webinar

January 2021

  • January 29 – Local Vaccination Rollout Plan and Questions Answered
  • January 27 – Ontario’s Adjusted COVID-19 Vaccination Plan, new and updated COVID-19 resources
  • January 14 – Reporting form discontinuation, monitoring initiative, vaccine update
  • January 7 – AEFI Reminders, STI rates and treatment reminders

December 2020

November 2020

  • Nov 23 – COVID-19 Updates
  • Nov 2 – Management of COVID-19 Cases & HCP FAQ

October 2020

  • Oct 28 – Gonorrhea Outbreak Continues in HPEC
  • Oct 16 – Updated Provincial COVID-19 Guidance
  • Oct 6 – Updated Guidance Documents

September 2020

  • Sept 21 – Local COVID-19 Updates
  • Sept 10 – Health Care Provider Influenza Vaccination Survey
  • Sept 4 – Updated Directive #3, Back to School, Influenza Education Opportunities

August 2020

  • Aug 17 – Digital COVID-19 Resources for Clients & Guidance Documents
  • Aug 6 – Updated DOPHS Reporting, COVID-19 updates, and more

July 2020

  • July 14 – Personal Service Providers in Long-Term Care and Retirement Homes
  • July 8 – Required Face Coverings and Employee Medical Exemptions
  • July 6 – Workplace Health and Safety Planning & Posters for Provider Settings

June 2020

  • June 26 – COVID-19 Health Sector Guidance Documents
  • HPE Public Health Service Reopening, Immunization Services, Grade 7 Immunization Update, Reminder – Public Health Teleconference for Primary Care Providers 
  • June 19 – COVID-19 Testing Handout, PPE Suppliers, COVID-19 Screening Guidance, Prescription Limits Lifted, & Public Health Teleconference for Primary Care Professionals
  • June 12 – Updated COVID-19 Reporting Form, Reopening of Public Health Services, Summer Travel etc.
  • June 3 – Gonorrhea Outbreak
  • June 3 – COVID-19 Staff Surveillance Testing for Long-Term Care Homes

May 2020

  • May 25 – Local COVID-19 Updates
  • May 22 – Local COVID-19 Updates
  • May 14 – Local COVID-19 Updates
  • May 7 – Local COVID-19 Updates
  • May 4 – Local COVID-19 Updates
  • May 1 – Local COVID-19 Updates

April 2020

  • Apr 27 – Local COVID-19 Updates
  • Apr 24 – Updated – Referring Patients for COVID-19 Assessment
  • Apr 24 – COVID-19 Testing for Long-Term Care Home Residents and Staff
  • Apr 21 – Referring Patients for COVID-19 Assessment
  • Apr 17 – Vaccines, Supplies and STI Medication Orders
  • Apr 7 – LTCH Memo
  • Apr 1 – Local COVID-19 Update

March 2020

  • Mar 27 – Local COVID-19 Update
  • Mar 25 – Local Assessment Centres – Clinicians Needed!
  • Mar 24 – Important COVID-19 Updates from Medical Officer of Health
  • Mar 19 – First Confirmed Case
  • Mar 17 – Local COVID-19 Update
  • Mar 13 – Updated Case Definitions
  • Mar 12 – Important COVID-19 Updates for Health Care Providers

February 2020

  • Feb 27 – Updated COVID-19 Case Definitions
  • Feb 19 – Guidance Documents​​​​​​
  • Feb 12 – Updated Case Definitions

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COVID-19 VACCINES IN HPEPH

Children born in 2016 or earlier are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccination! To book an appointment, visit Ontario.ca/book-vaccine. For additional information and resources, visit  hpePublicHealth.ca/covid-19-vaccines-youth.

Individuals turning 12 and over in 2021 who have not yet had a first or second dose, can attend HPEPH walk-in clinics.

Individuals who are eligible for a 3rd dose/booster must book an appointment to receive a vaccine at our clinics.

All eligible individuals can also receive their vaccination at participating local pharmacies. Please visit covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations for location and registration information.

PROOF OF VACCINATION

Download your proof of vaccination with QR code on the provincial booking site: covid19.ontariohealth.ca.

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 10 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.