Infection Control Resources and Tools

Originally posted Mar 10, 2020. Last updated June 1, 2020

We have created a list of infection prevention and control tools and resources. New and updated resources will be added to the top of each list as they become available.

 

Public Health Infection Prevention and Control resources

Public Health Ontario and other organizations have provided Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) resources to help build capacity in primary care:

Hamilton and McMaster FHTs provide drive-thru COVID-19 testing for 60 people per day

Y108 News article published April 23, 2020

By Lisa Polewski

Hamiltonians can now book a COVID-19 test at the city's drive-thru site, based inside the Dave Andreychuk Mountain Arena.
It’s not quite the same as a fast-food drive-thru, but the COVID-19 testing centre at the Dave Andreychuk Mountain Arena is as efficient as it gets.

Since Hamilton’s third testing site opened its doors a week ago, they’ve been testing about 60 people per day.

An Open Letter from AFHTO, NPAO and the OCFP on PPE in Primary Care During COVID-19

April 15, 2020

An open letter regarding PPE in Primary Care during COVID-19 was released today from the Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario (AFHTO), Nurse Practitioners' Association of Ontario (NPAO) and the Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP). On behalf of our members - who are caring for patients in communities across Ontario in the midst of COVID-19 - we are seeking urgent assistance from Ontario's Ministry of Health in ensuring access to appropriate PPE in order to safeguard patient access to primary care.

Londoners and Thames Valley FHT organize to supply doctor's offices, 'love-bomb' health-care workers

The London Free Press article published Mar. 20, 2020

By Randy Richmond

A handful of Londoners have turned some casual conversations into a grassroots effort supplying thousands of gloves and masks to local medical clinics.

And they want more people stuck at home, especially business leaders, to step up and help.