COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus) emerged in December 2019 in China and is a reportable disease under Ontario’s Health Protection and Promotion Act along with other coronaviruses, SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV. A different coronavirus is among several viral causes of common colds in Canada, and it is not a reportable disease.
Global, Federal, Provincial and local actions are taking place to protect the public from the spread of COVID-19.
The best way to stay informed about current guidance and information is to access the following links directly:
If your facility is facing immediate challenges accessing PPE, directly email EOCLogistics.MOH@ontario.ca for assistance
Health worker illness and returning to work
For information about managing health worker illness and returning to work because of COVID-19, see the Chief Medical Officer of Health’s Managing Health Worker Illness and Return to Work COVID-19 memo
For information for the general public: https://www.nwhu.on.ca/Pages/coronavirus.aspx