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COVID-19: Information & Resources

LAST UPDATED - Tuesday, February 18, 2020

The provincial government has launched a dedicated webpage for health care providers with up-to-date information about the virus, as well as a dedicated webpage for the public. Of note, the risk posed by this new coronavirus to Ontarians appears to be low at this time.

The Ministry of Health released a revised Guidance for Primary Care Providers in a Community Setting regarding the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on February 12, and has also updated the case definition for COVID-19. Guidance documents for acute care, home/community care providers and long-term care are also listed on the MOH site. A new Public Information Sheet on the COVID-19 is now available in English, French and 17 other languages. 

Family doctors are among those who must report to their local public health unit all suspected cases of COVID-19. In addition to their Guidance, the Ministry has set up a 24/7 hotline (1-866-212-2272) for healthcare providers with questions or concerns about COVID-19. Emails can also be sent during regular business hours to [email protected] (the Ministry's Emergency Operations Centre).

We will continue to update you as new information becomes available. In the meantime, check this page regularly and follow us on Twitter (@OntarioCollege) for up-to-date information and resources.

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