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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: August 25, 2022 

Infection prevention and control (IPC) protocols

Infection Prevention and Control: Guidance for Acute Health-Care SettingsUpdated August 31, 2021

  • This document provides infection control guidance for health care professionals working in acute care settings including emergency departments, as well as outpatient and ambulatory care units within acute care facilities to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 as well as outlining measures for providing care safely in those settings, including interactions with patients with confirmed COVID-19 or suspected COVID-19 illness.

Overview of Visitors in Acute Care  - Updated November 3, 2021

  • This guidance supports safe, meaningful visits in acute care facilities while adhering to infection prevention and control requirements. It includes information on proof of vaccination and other requirements for all visitors to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission in these facilities.

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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