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May 3, 2022 - Updated Ministry of Health COVID-19 related documents

For your awareness, the Ministry of Health has posted online a number of updated COVID-19 related documents that apply to / are relevant for long-term care homes. These updates align with current requirements for long-term care homes, as previously communicated by the Ministry of Long-Term Care. Please find the respective links and updates below.

COVID-19 Guidance: Long-Term Care Homes and Retirement Homes for Public Health Units.
Effective April 13, 2022, this document has been updated to include previously communicated changes to testing and isolation requirements for admissions and transfers, and to requirements for contact management, as well as to provide operational flexibility for active screening practices and to reflect the coming into force of the Fixing Long-term Care Act, 2021 (FLTCA).

CMOH Directive #3 for Long-Term Care Homes.
Effective May 3, 2022, this document has been updated to remove the requirement for outdoor masking, as previously communicated, as well as to reflect the coming into force of the FLTCA.

Staying Up to Date with COVID-19 Vaccines: Recommended Doses.
Effective May 2, 2022, this document has been updated to include the recommended interval for a second booster dose (i.e., 4th dose) for those who are eligible in order to stay “up to date” with COVID-19 vaccination, as well as now includes specific information on the recommended booster doses for residents of LTC homes, as previously communicated. The recommended interval post-COVID-19 infection has also been updated.

March 9, 2022

February 11, 2022 Memo – Resuming Non-Urgent and Non-Emergent Care

February 1, 2022 Memo – Gradual Resumption of Selected Clinical Activities

January 14, 2022 Memo – Health System Coordination of Hospital Patient Transfers

June 15, 2020 Memo – All Public and Private Hospitals

May 24, 2020 Memo – Additional Direction on Testing Strategy

May 12, 2020 Memo – Emergency Order authorizing Public Health Unit (PHU) access to the Electronic Health Record (EHR)

May 3, 2020

May 1, 2020

April 26, 2020 Memo – Regional COVID-19 staffing response in support of Long – Term Care Homes

April 23, 2020 Memo – Transfer of Hospital Patients to Retirement Homes

April 21, 2020 Memo – Testing in Long – Term Care

April 17, 2020

April 15, 2020

April 9, 2020 Cyber Security Advisory – Zoom

April 5, 2020 Deputy Minister Memo – Personal Protective Equipment

April 3, 2020 Collaboration Table Update – Thursday April 2, 2020

April 2, 2020

March 26, 2020 Assistant Deputy Minister Memo: General approval under subsection 4(2) of the Public Hospitals Act for COVID-19 capacity expansion

March 19, 2020

March 18, 2020 Memo – Supporting Expansion of Virtual Home Care Delivery

March 18, 2020 Assistant Deputy Minister Memo – The Provincial Transfer Authorization Centre (PTAC) Updated requirements during the current Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

March 15, 2020 Memo – Ramping Down Elective Surgeries and Other Non – Emergent Activities

March 13, 2020 Chief Medical Officer of Health Memo – COVID-19 Updates: Visitors

March 12, 2020 Chief Medical Officer of Health Memo – Enhanced Public Health Measures for COVID-19

March 9, 2020 Memo – COVID-19 Updates

February 20, 2020 Memo – Training Bulletin, Issue Number 120 – Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) v1.2

January 27, 2020 Chief Medical Officer of Health Memo – Wuhan novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)