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Information for healthcare workers in hospital settings and those caring for patients hospitalized or experiencing severe COVID-19.
Last updated: August 31, 2021 

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 CareUpdated August 31, 2021

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

Outbreak Management Protocol for Acute Care, Long-Term Care and Seniors’ Assisted Living Settings - This document provides guidance to prepare for, detect and respond to outbreaks of COVID-19 in acute care, long-term care (LTC) and seniors’ assisted living (AL) settings.


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