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Resources developed by the City of Toronto, Province of Ontario, and Government of Canada that provide information on when PPE is and is not required and how services can be redesigned to protect the health and safety of staff, volunteers and clients and reduce the need for PPE are attached.
The use of PPE should be based on organizational Occupational Health and Safety protocols and on a risk assessment that considers the risk of a specific activity and the source of the infection.
Access to health care for uninsured patients during COVID-19 in Toronto: a brief guide for health care and social service providers.
Contains resources, strategies and ideas to implement technology for delivery of direct services.
It was developed by Marco Campana for the Community Integration Network (CIN) a program from the Catholic Centre for Immigrants, (CCI) Ottawa
The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to help Canadians facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Resources including an information sheet available in multiple languages. Visit for news of cases and affected areas in Ontario, information on coronaviruses and COVID-19 specifically, information on how to protect yourself and on symptoms and treatment, and guidelines for travellers returning from affected areas.
Links to updates from Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Eileen de Villa. Also lists affected City services, offers travel and health advice (including a link to the Ontario Ministry of Health’s self-assessment tool), and provides information on organizations and events and on economic support and recovery.
To rapidly expand screening and ease pressures on hospital emergency departments, a number of dedicated assessment centres have been established across Toronto. Toronto Public Health (TPH) is not an assessment centre and testing is not provided at TPH offices.
The Ontario government has developed a screening tool and other information and resources that can be used by community organizations to support communities in staying safe and healthy.
Public Health Agency of Canada - PHAC recommends conducting a risk assessment when determining the public health actions related to a mass gathering during the COVID-19 outbreak.