Managing Health Worker Illness and Return to Work COVID-19

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Summary

Health Care Workers must self-isolate for a period of 14 days if recently travelled outside of Canada. Everyone should be practicing social distancing of 2 meters to reduce their exposure to other people.

Actions

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

Past Versions

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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.