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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

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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,...

COVID-19 update: Provincial Testing Guidance V.2.0

Posted Thursday, April 23, 2020

To: Long Term Care Homes, Retirement Homes, Emergency Departments, HEPCO
Date: April 23, 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 released updated guidance on COVID-19 testing V.2.0 including criteria for testing specific populations – please visit the...

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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