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Health Professionals Updates 2020

Revised: June 19, 2020

June

June 19, 2020 Vol. 13, No. 28 (PDF)

June 4, 2020 Vol. 13, No. 27 (PDF)

  • UPDATED: Directive #2
  • UPDATED: Provincial Testing Guidance
  • UPDATED: Symptoms
  • UPDATED: Guidance for primary care providers
  • NEW: Healthcare Worker PPE Use and Cohorting in LTC/RH
  • NEW: Mental Health Support for Patients and Healthcare Workers
May

May 15, 2020 Vol. 13, No. 26

  • NEW: Peel’s updated health professionals web page
  • NEW: Management of COVID-19 positive patients
  • UPDATED: COVID-19 case definition
  • UPDATED: Guidance on testing and clearance
  • UPDATED: COVID-19 symptoms
  • UPDATED: Screening tool for LTCH and RHs
April

April 30, 2020 Vol. 13, No. 25 (PDF)

  • UPDATE:Transfer of Hospital Patients and Community Clients to Long-Term Care Homes
  • NEW: Guidance for Immunization during COVID-19
  • NEW: Vaccines Orders, Storage and Cold Chain, Fridge Inspection, and Wastage

April 24, 2020 Vol. 13, No. 24 (PDF)

  • NEW: Peel's COVID-19 Interactive Dashboard
  • NEW: Hospital Transfers to Retirement Homes
  • Reminder: Out-Patient Appointments for LTC Residents
  • Updated: Guidance for LTC and Retirement Homes
  • Updated: COVID-19 Test Requisition and Testing Guidance

April 17, 2020 Vol. 13, No. 23 (PDF)

  • UPDATED: CMOH Directive #3 for LTC homes
  • REMINDER: Return to Work for Symptomatic HCWs with a Negative COVID-19 Test Result
  • REMINDER: Providing Immunizations is Considered an Essential Service
  • NEW: Proposed Schedule for Well-Child Visits
  • NEW: Order of Suspensions Update

April 3, 2020 Vol. 13, No. 22 (PDF)

  • NEW: Region of Peel Issued Class Order to Protect Residents
  • NEW: COVID-19 Test Results Available Online
  • NEW: Guidance for Long-Term Care Home Outbreaks
  • UPDATE: Emergency Child Care
  • NEW: Fact Sheets
  • NEW: Family Health Service Update

April 1, 2020 Vol. 13, No. 21 REVISED (PDF)

  • UPDATE: Revised COVID-19 Case Definition and Sector Specific Guidance Documents
  • NEW: Revised Directives to Protect Front Line HCW
  • NEW: Procurement of Supplies
  • NEW: Use of Expired Masks
  • NEW: PHO Lab Suspension of Cumulative Reporting
March

March 27, 2020 Vol. 13, No. 20 (PDF)

  • UPDATE: Public Health Guidance on Testing and Clearance
  • NEW: Optimizing Masks and Respirators
  • NEW: Enhanced Measures in LTCH
  • NEW: IPAC Recommendations for PPE
  • NEW: Mandatory Self-Isolation for Individuals Entering Canada

March 24, 2020 Vol. 13, No. 19 (PDF)

  • SURVEILLANCE UPDATE: COVID-19
  • REMINDER: No Proven Treatment
  • REMINDER: Virtual Consultations
  • UPDATE: Revised Guidance Document
  • NEW: Temporary Order Issued
  • NEW: Emergency Childcare
  • NEW: Changes to ODB Program and OHIP Eligibility

March 21, 2020 Vol. 13, No. 18 (PDF)

  • SURVEILLANCE UPDATE: COVID-19
  • NEW: Notification of COVID-19 Test Result
  • UPDATED: COVID-19 Assessment Centres
  • NEW: Memo from Chief Medical Officer of Health re. Managing Health Care Worker Illness and Return to Work

March 20, 2020 Vol. 13, No. 17 (PDF)

  • Closure of Public Health Multi-Service Clinics
  • Public Health Program Service Reductions
  • Vaccine-pick up and Cold Chain Failures

March 19, 2020 Vol. 13, No. 16 (PDF)

  • NEW: COVID-19 Online Self-Assessment Tool
  • UPDATE: Community advice on COVID-19
  • UPDATE: COVID-19 Assessment Centres Information
  • NEW: Social Distancing Recommendations
  • UPDATED: Self-Isolation Guidance

March 14, 2020 Vol. 13, No. 15 (PDF)

  • SURVEILLANCE UPDATE: COVID-19
  • NEW: COVID-19 assessment centres in Peel Region
  • NEW: Essential visitors to congregate care settings
  • NEW: Closure of Childcare Settings in Peel Region
  • UPDATED: COVID-19 case definition
  • UPDATED: PHAC Travel Advisory
  • UPDATE: Self-Isolation Guidance
  • UPDATE: PPE Recommendations for COVID-19

March 11, 2020 Vol. 13, No. 14 (PDF)

  • NEW: WHO Declares COVID-19 Pandemic
  • NEW: Long-Term Care Homes: Active Screening and Automated Testing
  • NEW: Self-Monitor Guidance
  • REMINDERS: Self-Isolation Guidelines, No Asymptomatic Testing, PPE supply

March 6, 2020 Vol. 13, No. 13 (PDF)

  • NEW: First two confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Peel Region
  • Symptomatic individual on public transit, March 2-4, 2020
  • UPDATED: Self-Isolation Guidelines
  • UPDATED: PHO lab has changed requirements for specimen collection and testing for other respiratory viruses
  • REMINDERS: Asymptomatic Patients, Testing, Reporting to Peel Public Health, Self-Isolation Guidance, and PPE supply

March 2, 2020 Vol. 13, No. 12 (PDF)

  • NEW: Workplace Exposure in Peel
  • UPDATED: Travel Health Advisories
  • REMINDERS: Asymptomatic Patients, Testing, Reporting to Peel Public Health, Self-Isolation Guidance, and PPE supply
February

February 28, 2020 Vol. 13, No. 11 (PDF)

  • UPDATED: Case Definition
  • UPDATED: Travel Advisories
  • REMINDERS: Self-Isolation Guidance, Testing Requirements, Reporting and PPE supply

February 20, 2020 Vol. 13, No. 10 (PDF)

  • UPDATE: COVID-19
  • NEW: Repatriated Citizens from two cruise ships
  • REVISED: Self-Isolation Guidance
  • REMINDERS: Reporting and PPE supply

February 13, 2020 Vol. 13, No. 9 (PDF)

  • NEW: 2019-nCoV named COVID-19
  • NEW: Novel Coronavirus added to the list of reportable diseases
  • REVISED: Self Isolation Guidance
  • REVISED: COVID-19 Testing Guidance
  • REMINDERS: Reporting and PPE supply

February 8, 2020 Vol. 13, No. 8 (PDF)

February 7, 2020 Vol. 13, No. 7 (PDF)

  • Update on Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
  • Self-isolation guidance for 2019-nCoV
  • Personal Protective Equipment Supply Questions
  • Provincial Resources on 2019-nCoV

February 3, 2020 Vol. 13, No. 6 (PDF)

January

January 30, 2020 Vol. 13, No. 5 (PDF)

  • Update on Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
  • NEW: Change in case definition for 2019-nCoV
  • NEW: Ministry of Health 2019-nCoV Primary Care Guidance Document available
  • 2019-nCoV Information for Peel Health Professionals

January 28, 2020 Vol. 13, No. 4 (PDF)

  • Three cases of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Canada
  • Surveillance and Travel Update on 2019-nCoV
  • Infection Prevention and Control of 2019-nCoV

January 24, 2020 Vol. 13, No. 3 (PDF)

  • Update on Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

January 14, 2020 Vol. 13, No. 2 (PDF)

  • Discontinuation of Rabies Immune Globulin (RabIg) Sparing Protocol

January 10, 2020 Vol. 13, No. 1 (PDF)

  • Preliminary determination of a novel coronavirus identified in Wuhan, China
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