The Ministry is providing us lists of COVID-19 assessment centres on a regular basis. The list below will be updated once the information is received. Updates are also on the ministry's site; however, the spreadsheets below might be updated slightly quicker, depending on timing.
Originally posted Jan. 27, 2020. Last updated October 21, 2020
This page will provide updates on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) as they become available. The Ministry of Health has released guidelines for primary care, along with posters. A website for healthcare providers is now live. You can also access information for the public on their site.
Shared by Public Health Ontario
Shared on October 20, 2020
This infection prevention and control (IPAC) checklist for primary care, specialty and walk-in clinics addresses specific items that are pertinent during this COVID-19 pandemic and:
- Can support these settings in examining, evaluating (e.g., self-assessment) and re-evaluating their current IPAC practices using provincial recommendations (e.g., Ministry of Health, Public Health Ontario) as required.
- Can help guide public health units (PHUs), regulatory colleges and professional associations in conducting assessments/inspections related to IPAC practices.
- Can support plans and preparation for the resumption of services during this COVID-19 pandemic.
- From this point forward, the term primary care will represent primary care, specialty and walk-in clinics
1. Restart planning and preparation; 2. Reception and waiting area(s); 3. Screening staff, patients and visitors; 4. Positive screening: Providing care; 5.Personal protective equipment (PPE); 6. Hazard controls; 7. Physical capacity/environment; 8. Critical supplies and equipment; 9. Human resources/occupational health and safety; 10. Environmental cleaning; 11. Reprocessing of reusable medical equipment/devices; 12. Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)
Originally posted on March 27, 2020. Last updated on October 20, 2020 *NEW*
We will be posting tools and resources to help providers and patients with mental health and wellness throughout and after this crisis. New and updated resources will be added to the top of each list as they become available.
We ask teams who develop or know of good tools to please consider sharing them for distribution.
Shard by the Ontario Hospital Association
Shared on October 14, 2020
This October, let’s commit to protecting our family, friends and community by taking the pledge to #flattenthecurve and ask others to do the same. It hasn’t been easy. But we made it this far because we always find the strength to do the right thing.
Take the pledge to #StopTheSpread and encourage others by telling them how you’re doing your part:
- Take the pledge and commit to doing your part to keep everyone safe.
- SHARE! Tell others how or why you’re stopping the spread of COVID-19, and who you’re doing it for
Originally posted Mar 10, 2020. Last updated October 21, 2020 *NEW*
We have created a list of infection prevention and control tools and resources. New and updated resources will be added to the top of each list as they become available.
Because of COVID-19, there has been a decrease in non-urgent, face-to-face, routine medical visits, including those for routine vaccinations. But unfortunately, postponing or canceling routine vaccinations for children and adults leaves individuals vulnerable to becoming infected with vaccine-preventable diseases and increases the risk of vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks. One way to ensure that people continue to receive needed vaccines is to set up a curbside or drive-through vaccination clinic.
This is CDC document, updated July 2020, lists Considerations for Planning Curbside/Drive-Through Vaccination Clinics.
Originally posted Mar. 23, 2020. Last updated September 9
Resources related to COVID-19 for the management and operations of primary care team locations are listed below. New and updated resources will be added to the top of each list as they become available.
Shared by the OCFP
Updated September 9, 2020
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