COVID-19 Guidance: Home and Community Care Providers v3

Community Support Services Home Care Indigenous Health
Human Resources Labs, Testing & Screening PPE

Summary

Guidance to H&CC Providers who many encounter: Persons symptomatic for COVID-19; Persons who have COVID-19 and do not need to stay in a hospital (i.e., can be safely isolated at home); OR A home care patient/client who has recently travelled from out of Canada.

Actions

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

Past Versions

No Past Versions

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.