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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

Signage

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


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 (vaccine@wechu.org) or fax (519-977-1711).

WECHU Updates and Alerts:

A list of current clinician communications
Date Issued Title Topic
28-Jun-2022 Updated Monkeypox Clinician Update from the Office of the Ontario Chief Medial Officer of Health Infectious Disease Prevention
26-May-2022 Monkeypox Clinician Update Infectious Disease Prevention
21-May-2022 Office of the Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health on Monkeypox Infectious Disease Prevention
26-Apr-2022 Severe Acute Hepatitis of unknown origin in Children Infectious Disease Prevention
3-Nov-2020 Erythromycin ophthalmic ointment shortage Infectious Disease Prevention
10-Aug-2020 Nitrosamine impurity found in Priftin®® (rifapentine) drug substance and drug product Infectious Disease Prevention
20-Mar-2020 Updated Recommendations For Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Infectious Disease Prevention
3-Mar-2020 Updated Case Definition and Testing COVID 19 (Novel Coronavirus 2019) Infectious Disease Prevention
25-Feb-2020 Updated Testing COVID 19 (Novel Coronavirus 2019) Infectious Disease Prevention
10-Feb-2020 Revised Case Definition Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) 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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