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COVID-19: Update to Quick Reference Public Health Guidance on Testing and Clearance

Posted Monday, July 06, 2020

To: All Healthcare Providers
Date: July 6, 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.

The Ministry has now posted the updated document, COVID-19 Quick Reference Public Health Guidance on...

Rabies immune globulin supplied in 3 brands and 2 concentrations

Posted Wednesday, June 03, 2020

To: Community Health Centres, Ottawa Family Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, ER Physicians, Emergency Departments, ID Physicians, Travel Clinics, Walk-in Clinics
Date: June 3, 2020
From: Dr. Monir Taha, Associate Medical Officer of Health, Ottawa Public Health

The Ministry of Health has informed Ottawa Public Health that various brands and formulations of rabies immune globulin (RabIg) will be distributed. The various brands and formulations are as follows:

  • HyperRAB – supplied...

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
    • This...

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...

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