COVID-19: Guidance: Primary Care providers in a Community Setting V4

Posted Friday May 01, 2020

Posted By: Michelle Goulet

Category: General

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 COVID-19 Guidance: Primary Care providers in a Community Setting V4 provides general guidance for:

  • Virtual care and non-essential visits
  • In-Person care and Essential visits
  • Active and passive screening
  • Testing for COVID-19
  • Reporting Probable and Confirmed Cases
  • Occupational Health and Safety

Updates to previous Primary Care guidance include:

  • An expanded list of symptoms with reference to “COVID-19 Reference Document for Symptoms”
  • Additional guidance for virtual and in-person care
  • Expanded guidance on testing and testing options, including reference to “Quick Reference Public Health Guidance on Testing and Clearance”
  • Link to latest “Directives, Memorandums and Other Resources” page

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

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