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COVID-19: Update to testing guidance and symptom reference document

Posted Thursday, May 28, 2020

To: All Healthcare Providers
Date: May 28, 2020
From: Dr. Monir Taha, Associate Medical Officer of Health, Ottawa Public Health

We are writing to remind you to frequently check the Ministry of Health website for new and updated guidance documents on COVID-19. Ministry directives, memoranda, and other resources are also available. Ontario emergency orders are also posted.

Ministry of Health Guidance Updates

Ministry of Health Memo May 24th 2020:

Effective immediately testing is available...

COVID-19: Updates to Testing, testing and clearance, symptoms guidance

Posted Thursday, May 07, 2020

To: Ottawa Healthcare Providers and Partners
Date: May 7 2020
From: Dr. Monir Taha, Associate Medical Officer of Health, Ottawa Public Health (OPH)

For COVID-19 information see OPH’s Physician and Health Care Professionals Coronavirus website, visit OttawaPublicHealth.ca/ncov), or call 613-580-6744

Ministry of Health Guidance Updates

The Ministry of Health released the following three updated documents:

  1. Quick Reference Public Health Guidance on Testing and Clearance V6.0: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/publichealth/coronavirus/docs/2019_testing_clearing_cases_guidance.pdf
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COVID-19: Guidance: Primary Care providers in a Community Setting V4

Posted Friday, May 01, 2020

To: Primary Care Providers

Date: May 1, 2020

From: Dr. Monir Taha, Associate Medical Officer of Health, Ottawa Public Health

For COVID-19 information see OPH’s Physician and Health Care Professionals Coronavirus website, visit www.ottawapublichealth.ca/ncov or call 613-580-6744

The Ministry of Health has released updated COVID-19 Guidance: Primary Care providers in a Community Setting V4. This 7-page document is available here: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/publichealth/coronavirus/docs/2019_primary_care_guidance.pdf

The...

Guidance for Immunization Service Providers During COVID-19

Posted Monday, April 27, 2020

To: Vaccine Providers; Family Medicine; Nurse Practitioners; Infectious Disease; Pediatrics; Travel Clinics; Walk-In Clinics
Date: April 27, 2020
From: Dr. Trevor Arnason, Associate Medical Officer of Health, Ottawa Public Health (OPH)

For COVID-19 information see OPH’s Physician and Health Care Professionals Coronavirus website, visit www.ottawapublichealth.ca/ncov), or call 613-580-6744

With the declaration of an emergency in Ontario to help contain the spread of COVID-19,...

Correction to April 19, 2020, Public Health Alert: COVID-19 Additional Update: Clearance criteria – NEW Ministry V5.1

Posted Thursday, April 23, 2020

To: Ottawa Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Walk-In Clinics, Travel Clinics, Community Health Centres, Emergency Departments, Infection Control, HEPCO, Long Term Care Homes, Retirement Homes
Date: April 23, 2020
From: Dr. Monir Taha, Associate Medical Officer of Health, Ottawa Public Health (OPH)

For COVID-19 information see OPH’s Physician and Health Care Professionals Coronavirus website, visit www.ottawapublichealth.ca/ncov), or call 613-580-6744

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