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COVID Protocols

April 28, 2022

Masks are still required for patients and staff. This current mandate is in effect until it is reviewed on June 11, 2022. 

A new screen has been implemented by the Ministry of Health to include the following questions:

Do you have a fever or chills? Temperature of 37.9 degrees Celsius/100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher?

Do you have any of the following signs or symptoms?

• New onset of cough or worsening chronic cough

• Shortness of breath or severe difficulty breathing

• New loss or decrease in sense of taste or smell

• Unexplained fatigue or malaise

• If adult >18 years of age: unexplained fatigue/lethargy, malaise, muscle aches (myalgia)

• If child < 18 years of age: nausea/vomiting, diarrhea

• Sore throat

• Runny nose

• Headache - new, unusual, long-lasting (not related to getting the COVID-19 vaccine and/or flu shot in the last 48

   hours, tension-type headaches, chronic migraines, or other known causes or conditions you already have.)

• Extreme tiredness - unusual, fatigue, lack of energy (not related to getting a COVID-19 vaccine and/or flu shot in the

   last 48 hours, depression, insomnia, thyroid dysfunction or other know causes or conditions you already have.)

• Nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea - not related to irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety, menstrual cramps, medication side effects, or other know causes or conditions you already have.

Have you tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days or have been told you should be isolating?

Have you been fully immunized? * A fully immunized individual is defined as any individual > 14 days after receiving their second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series or their first dose of a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine series. (i.e. - Johnson and Johnson).

The following 2 questions are only to be answered if you are not fully immunized.

Have you travelled outside of Canada in the past 14 days?

Have you had close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 without wearing appropriate PPE?

* Following the Ontario Ministry of Health Screening Guide

Find more information on COVID-19 here.