Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Originally posted Jan. 27, 2020. Last updated May 28, 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.

Infection Control Resources and Tools

Originally posted Mar 10, 2020. Last updated May 26, 2020

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.

 

Public Health Infection Prevention and Control resources

Public Health Ontario and other organizations have provided Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) resources to help build capacity in primary care:

Hamilton and McMaster FHTs provide drive-thru COVID-19 testing for 60 people per day

Y108 News article published April 23, 2020

By Lisa Polewski

Hamiltonians can now book a COVID-19 test at the city's drive-thru site, based inside the Dave Andreychuk Mountain Arena.
It’s not quite the same as a fast-food drive-thru, but the COVID-19 testing centre at the Dave Andreychuk Mountain Arena is as efficient as it gets.

Since Hamilton’s third testing site opened its doors a week ago, they’ve been testing about 60 people per day.

COVID-19 Outbreak Has Likely Peaked in Ontario

Ontario News Release

Modelling shows physical distancing still needed to prevent further spread

TORONTO — The Ontario government today released updated COVID-19 modelling, which shows that the enhanced public health measures, including staying home and physically distancing from each other, are working to contain the spread of the virus and flatten the curve.

How Lakelands FHT Handled a Positive COVID-19 Result At Their Clinic

As told by Dr. Matt Dumas, Lead Physician, Lakelands FHT*

In late March, Lakelands FHT discovered that there was a positive case at our Northbrook site. That resulted in the immediate closure of our building. We all had to go home and finish 14 day periods of self-isolation. To our surprise, this meant having to distance ourselves from our own families, which was very difficult.

Londoners and Thames Valley FHT organize to supply doctor's offices, 'love-bomb' health-care workers

The London Free Press article published Mar. 20, 2020

By Randy Richmond

A handful of Londoners have turned some casual conversations into a grassroots effort supplying thousands of gloves and masks to local medical clinics.

And they want more people stuck at home, especially business leaders, to step up and help.