COVID-19 Guidance: Primary Care Providers in a Community Setting v4

Long-Term Care Primary Care
Labs, Testing & Screening Modelling PPE


  • Expanded list of symptoms and reference to ‘COVID-19 Reference Document for Symptoms’ via MOH website – includes other symptoms and atypical references
  • Guidance for virtual and in-person care
  • Testing for COVID-19 – testing locations and protocols/criteria


  • List of expanded symptoms encouraged to be reviewed
  • Guidance for virtual and in-person care to be point of reference for best practice 
  • Review testing locations and protocols/criteria needed

DISCLAIMER: This document has been reviewed by Ontario Health West staff. While staff has provided its summary and interpretation of key action items, every health service provider remains responsible for ensuring their own understanding of the document and actions items, next steps and/or accountabilities outlined in the document.

Past Versions

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March 20, 2020

Document provides:

General information for PC
Screening information (passive and active) including link to most recent case definition
What to do with a positive screening
Testing options
Reporting Positive Screeners
Occupational Health & Safety measures
Highlighted changes: virtual/telephone consults, local assessment centre referrals, contact/droplet precautions, updated case definition, signage, PHO IPAC recommendations