- As part of the province’s comprehensive plan Keeping Ontarians Safe: Preparing for Future Waves of COVID-19, local networks of Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) expertise are being developed from across the health system which will work to enhance IPAC practices in community based, congregate living settings. Through a new, province-wide network, congregate living settings will be able to access IPAC expertise through local IPAC Hubs. More information on this initiative is available on the Ministry’s website.
- As IPAC hubs become operational, they will communicate directly with the congregate living organizations in their catchment area. To prepare to collaborate with the local IPAC hub, congregate living organizations should have: IPAC/Occupational Health and Safety programs, policies and procedures in place; establish education and training programs for their staff; core policies and procedures to enable IPAC best practices during regular operation, as well as during an outbreak.
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