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Hospital and critical care

Information for healthcare workers in hospital settings and those caring for patients hospitalized or experiencing severe COVID-19.
Last updated: April 6, 2023

NOTICE: The provincial requirements for the use of face masks in all health care facilities and visitor restrictions have been lifted. Health care facilities are working to implement the changes. Please follow the precautions in place at each site. Updated guidance will be posted once it is available.

This document provides guidance for acute health-care settings, including emergency departments and outpatient/ambulatory care within acute care facilities, on infection prevention and control (IPC) practices to mitigate the impact of COVID-19. 

People who are ill or have symptoms of illness should not visit hospitals and acute care facilities. Visitors are expected to follow precautions in place at each site, including practicing hand hygiene.  In some health-care settings, you must wear a medical mask when requested by a health-care professional.

Outbreak Management Protocol for Acute Care Settings - This document provides guidance to prepare for, detect and respond to outbreaks of COVID-19 in acute care settings - updated August 25, 2022


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