Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Originally posted Jan. 27, 2020. Last updated June 3, 2020

This page will provide updates on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) as they become available. The Ministry of Health has released guidelines for primary care, along with posters. A website for healthcare providers is now live. You can also access information for the public on their site.

COVID-19 virtual town hall with Kawartha Lakes health leaders

Thu, June 11, 2020
Online, teleconference

Organized by the City of Kawartha Lakes

On June 11 from 11 a.m. to Noon leaders from across Kawartha Lakes will present a virtual town hall, focused on their local response to COVID-19.

Viewers will hear about services to support them through this time; how to access hospital, community and primary care; and get the latest news on COVID-19 testing, symptoms, cloth masks, and more.

Panelists:

Team-Based Care Supporting Patient Communities Through COVID-19

Thu, June 11, 2020
Zoom Webinar

Primary care continues to step up and ensure our patients get the care they need. From the beginning of this pandemic to now as the province transitions to re-opening services, teams have rapidly been adapting to change. It is important that innovative initiatives teams are doing are shared as teams continue to do quality improvement initiatives on the go. Please join us to see what primary care teams are doing during COVID-19 to innovatively provide patient care during these unprecedented times.

Overview of Managing Common COVID-19 Respiratory Symptoms in Palliative Care and End of Life - A Primer for Front Line Staff

Thu, June 04, 2020
Webinar

Hosted by the HPCO and CHPCA

Thursday, June 4th, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. EST

Description
A primer to familiarize front line staff on respiratory symptom management in palliative care and end of life. Respiratory symptoms are common with COVID-19 and managing symptoms related to respiratory illness will be critical to a person’s comfort and dignity. This primer is to provide an overview of management and to improve comfort level of front-line staff in supporting patients and their families.

Target Audience

Acknowledging and Responding to the Psychological Impact of COVID-19 on Health Care Providers

Fri, May 29, 2020
Webinar

Hosted by Pallium Canada

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

COVID-19 has had a major impact on the psychological wellbeing of health care providers, especially those working on the front lines of care. Building on a previous webinar of a similar topic, this webinar will explore in more detail the psychological impact and effective approaches to help health care providers care for themselves and their colleagues.

Host and Moderator: Dr. José Pereira MBChB, CFPC (PC), MSc, FCFP