Proactive Allocation of Personal Protective Equipment

Long-Term Care


  • Memo to LTCHs with specific guidance that may support your order for the ‘up to 8 week program’. More detailed guidance is provided in the “Instructions to Long Term Care Homes on Accessing One-Time Pandemic PPE Supply” attached to the original memo.


  • Q & As re: ordering supplies; when will product arrive; how much product will be received, including information about N95s; and storage. Importance of accurate and timely reporting, as well as adherence to best practices for PPE conservation and appropriate use is also stressed. Memo notes all requests for N95s will be escalated to the Ministry of Health (MOH) and will be prioritized using a risk-based ethical approach that considers the criticality of the service provided, risk and magnitude of exposure to the worker, and the vulnerability of the population served

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