Surveillance and guidance for public health management of COVID-19.
Clinicians should consult with their local Medical Health Officer with questions, concerns or for guidance related to cases suspected of COVID-19 infection.
Surveillance case definitions are intended for public health surveillance and reporting purposes and may not apply to clinical practice. Public health practitioners are asked to review the case definition for reporting novel coronavirus regularly as it is subject to frequent updates.
Interim guidelines for public health management of cases and contacts associated with novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the community have been developed and added to the Communicable Disease Control Manual
. The guidelines include: