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Healthcare provider guidance for COVID-19 following school reopening

Posted Friday, September 04, 2020

To: Ottawa Physicians and Nurse Practitioners, CHCs and CRCs, Emergency Departments and Walk-in Clinics
From: Brent Moloughney MD, MSc, FRCPC; Associate Medical Officer of Health
Subject: Healthcare provider guidance for COVID-19 following school reopening
Date: September 4, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

As school resumes in Ontario, there is ongoing community spread of COVID-19 in Ottawa and consistent daily case counts among all age groups including children.

At this time, COVID-19 must be...

2020-2021 Universal Influenza Immunization Program (UIIP)

Posted Monday, August 17, 2020

To: Flu vaccine providers; Travel Clinics; Walk-In Clinics; Family Medicine; Infectious Diseases; Nurse Practitioners; Pediatrics;

From: Dr. Trevor Arnason, Associate Medical Officer of Health, Ottawa Public Health

Subject: 2020-2021 Universal Influenza Immunization Program (UIIP)

Date: August 17, 2020

 

Dear Colleagues,

The Ministry of Health has notified Ottawa Public Health (OPH) of initial plans for the Universal Influenza Immunization Program (UIIP) in Ontario. OPH expects...

West Nile virus confirmed in Ottawa area mosquitoes

Posted Tuesday, August 11, 2020

To: Ottawa Physicians and Nurse Practitioners, Emergency Departments and Walk-in Clinics, IPAC teams

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

Subject: West Nile virus confirmed in Ottawa area mosquitoes

Date: August 11, 2020

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) is writing to heighten your awareness of the possibility of illness from West Nile virus (WNV) infection in Ottawa. OPH has received the first positive results for WNV from Ottawa area mosquito...

School Immunization Catch-up following COVID-19 School Closures

Posted Monday, August 10, 2020

To:

Family Medicine; Nurse Practitioners, Infectious Disease; Pediatrics; Travel Clinics; Walk-In Clinics

From: Dr. Trevor Arnason, Associate Medical Officer of Health, Ottawa Public Health

Subject : School Immunization Catch-up following COVID-19 School Closures

Date: August 10, 2020 

In spring 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of the second cycle of immunization clinics in schools through the Ontario publicly funded Grade 7 School Immunization Program. Therefore,...

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...

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