COVID-19 Updates: Visitors at Acute Care Settings

Labs, Testing & Screening


Essential visitors are those who have a patient who is dying or very ill or parent/guardian of an ill child or youth, a visitor of a patient undergoing surgery or a woman giving birth. These visitors must be screened.


Please read the full document and follow/implement the actions and precautions as required.

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March 24, 2020

Directive was issued to Ambulance Services and Paramedics under the Ambulance Act requiring surgical masks to be used for suspected COVID-19 patients and fluid-resistant N95 respirators to be used for aerosol generating medical procedures (AGMPs). In addition, based on a point of care risk assessment, it may be appropriate to use N95 respirators for situations other than COVID-19. That Directive is revoked and is replaced by this Directive.