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.
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:
Originally posted Mar. 23, 2020. Last updated June 2, 2020
Resources related to COVID-19 for patients, caregivers and the general public are listed below. New and updated resources will be added to the top of each list as they become available.
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.
Modelling shows physical distancing still needed to prevent further spread
TORONTO — The Ontario government today released updated COVID-19 modelling, which shows that the enhanced public health measures, including staying home and physically distancing from each other, are working to contain the spread of the virus and flatten the curve.
As told by Dr. Matt Dumas, Lead Physician, Lakelands FHT*
In late March, Lakelands FHT discovered that there was a positive case at our Northbrook site. That resulted in the immediate closure of our building. We all had to go home and finish 14 day periods of self-isolation. To our surprise, this meant having to distance ourselves from our own families, which was very difficult.
Projected number of cases and deaths can be significantly reduced if people stay home
TORONTO - Today, the Ontario government released extensive COVID-19 modelling, revealing several scenarios that project the potential number of cases and deaths.
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
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.