Guidelines, Definition, Screening, Management & Protection

Guidance for the Health Sector

Ontario Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care

Infection Prevention & Control 

Awareness and Education

Infection Prevention and Control is rounding daily (and on-request) to provide direction and support to teams about hand hygiene, personal protective equipment and outbreak management. 

Hand Hygiene

Precautions & Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Routine Droplet Contact

Enhanced Droplet Contact

Operating Room

Universal Face Shielding

As of January 17, 2022, all patient-facing and non-patient facing staff are now required to wear a face shield in all clinical and non-clinical areas.  The only exception is when eating alone, when alone in a private office, or with 2 metres of physical distancing in a room that does not exceed maximum capacity (if you are not in work self-isolation).

You may obtain a new face shield on the unit or in your department. Face shields should be cleaned after each patient interaction.

Additional Videos

Frequently Asked Questions

Changes to the use of Face Shield FAQs

Outbreak Management

In the event of an outbreak, Infection Prevention and Control will work with key stakeholders to ensure patient and staff safety is managed appropriately and efficiently using evidence-based practice guidelines.

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