Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Peel Public Health is committed to sharing the most up-to-date information with Peel healthcare providers related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Please check this webpage frequently for updates.
To report a suspect case of COVID-19 in Peel, please call 905-799-7700.
Peel Public Health resources
Resources for persons under investigation for COVID-19
Long-Term Care Homes
Self-Isolation and testing
Guidance for health care workers or those working in a health care facility who have symptoms or have been tested for COVID-19
You have NOT been tested for COVID-19
All symptomatic health care workers experiencing respiratory or flu-like illness (e.g., cough, fever, shortness of breath, muscles aches, congestion, runny nose, sore throat) should be tested for COVID-19.
You tested positive for COVID-19:
Public Health will contact all positive cases directly.
Once your symptoms have resolved, you need to be re-tested for COVID-19 and need to have two negative tests, done at least 24 hours apart, before returning to work.
If you are asymptomatic and your work is deemed critical, speak to occupational health and/or public health regarding work self-isolation measures that may be taken as per provincial guidance.
You tested negative for COVID-19
Consult with your occupational health department. You should ensure that any symptoms of illness have resolved for at least 24 hours before returning to work.
You have been tested for COVID-19, but do not have your results yet
Contact your occupational health department and Peel Public Health about testing requirements before returning to work.
For information on self-isolation and testing for the general public (non-healthcare workers), see COVID-19 testing.
Infection Prevention and Control
April 10, 2020