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COVID-19 for Health Care Professionals

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​ 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:​