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COVID-19 information and resources for Healthcare Providers

Recent Updates

  • For up to date COVID-19 orders, directives, memorandums and other resources from the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, please click here.

General Information

Healthcare providers should follow routine practices and precautions when providing immunizations and other services, by considering the following recommendations:

  • Screening all clients prior to visits
  • Non-medical masks for patients
  • Physical distancing between patients at the clinic
  • Scheduling considerations
  • Personal protective equipment when necessary

Up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Windsor and Essex County can be found on the Local Data and COVID-19 Vaccines webpages.

COVID-19 is reportable disease under Ontario’s public health legislation. If you suspect an individual may be infected with COVID-19, healthcare providers must report the suspected case to Windsor-Essex County Health Unit immediately. Please use the WECHU’s reporting form:

WECHU 2019 Novel Coronavirus HCP Investigation and Reporting Form (PDF)

Signage & Resources


The following signage has been created by Ontario’s Ministry of Health for health care settings.

Additional signage and resources made by WECHU can be found here.

Guidance Documents


COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Administering the COVID-19 Vaccine

If you are interested in administering the COVID-19 vaccine in your office, view this information, or email to learn more.

Reporting of Adverse Events

Health care providers are required to report an adverse event following immunization. To report an adverse event to the WECHU, please complete Public Health Ontario’s Adverse Event Following Immunization Reporting Form and submit it to the WECHU by email ( or fax (519-977-1711).

WECHU Updates and Alerts:

A list of current clinician communications
Date Issued Title Topic
5-May-2023 Multi-drug Resistant Neisseria Gonorrhea Infection in Ontario Infectious Disease Prevention
19-Apr-2023 HIV Testing Update Infectious Disease Prevention
27-Mar-2023 XDR Shigella sonnei Infectious Disease Prevention
15-Mar-2023 Mpox Clinician Update Infectious Disease Prevention
21-Feb-2023 Measles Preparedness Infectious Disease Prevention
16-Feb-2023 Case of Tularemia (Windsor and Essex County) Infectious Disease Prevention
17-Jan-2023 Confirmed Cases of Pertussis (Leamington/Wheatley) Infectious Disease Prevention
15-Dec-2022 Syphilis Testing Infectious Disease Prevention
28-Jun-2022 Updated Monkeypox Clinician Update from the Office of the Ontario Chief Medial Officer of Health Infectious Disease Prevention
20-Mar-2020 Updated Recommendations For Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Infectious Disease Prevention
31-Jan-2020 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Infectious Disease Prevention
24-Jan-2020 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Outbreak Infectious Disease Prevention
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