COVID-19 Provincial Testing Guidance Update

Shared by the Ministry of Health

Updated May 2, 2020

Updates to the document includes:

  • Additional detail for transfer from hospitals to LTC
  • Additional guidance for testing newborns
  • Conjunctivitis added to atypical symptom list
  • Added considerations for underlying reasons patients presenting with ONLY runny nose, sneezing or congestion, such as seasonal allergies and post-nasal drip

Resource includes:

  • Hospital Inpatients
  • Residents in LTC and Retirement homes
  • Residents of other congregated living settings and institutions
  • Persons working in congregate living settings and institutions
  • Persons living in same household of healthcare workers, providers and first responders
  • Remote, isolated, rural or indigenous communities
  • Specific priority populations
  • Essential workers
  • Cross-Border workers
  • Priorities in situations of resource limitations