New instructions for taking rapid antigen tests to detect the Omicron strain of the novel coronavirus
Ontario’s COVID-19 advisers have issued new instructions for taking rapid antigen tests to detect the Omicron strain of the novel coronavirus as the tests become more widely available across the province. The Ontario Science Advisory Table said you should swab the insides of your cheeks, then your tongue or the back of your throat, and then your nostrils to make […]
All Ontarians 18+ Eligible for COVID-19 Booster Appointments at Three-Month Interval
Free Rapid Testing Provided at Pop-Up Locations Across the Province and Select LCBOs for a Safer Holiday Season
Here is some good news when it comes to protection against COVID-19!
Booster shots (mRNa) are now available for priority groups.
Reducing Loneliness for Healthy Ageing
Loneliness and its effects on wellbeing have gotten a lot of attention lately because of the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on social interactions. But what do scientists know about loneliness and its risks?
Strict policies for hospitals, health-care facilities
Moore has issued a directive to hospitals and community and home-care service providers to have a strict vaccination and testing policies in place by Sept. 7 for all employees, staff, contractors, students and volunteers. Ambulance services will also need to have policies in place for paramedics. Learn more about the new policies on CBC
COVID-19 Vaccinations Updates
This morning the City announced its Vaccine Equity Transportation Plan (launching March 29), to help ensure vulnerable residents and seniors can access COVID-19 vaccinations, by removing barriers to transportation and making it easier to travel to clinics.
Important Guidance for Families with Private Caregivers
Private caregivers entering your home should have their own personal protection equipment (at the very least masks and gloves), their own clear policies governing hand washing and as a bare minimum should be screened daily for symptoms of COVID-19. Please ask for their procedures in writing. Many families will source some of their caregiving support […]
City of Toronto COVID Vaccination Flyer What You Need to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine (English) What You Need to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine (Tagalog) What You Need to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine (Spanish) North York and Mid-town North York General: https://nygh.on.ca/covid19vaccination Sunnybrook: https://sunnybrook.ca/content/?page=novel-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccine-information Downtown Toronto University Health Network: COVID-19 Vaccine Information at UHN […]
COVID-19 Symptoms To Watch For
COVID-19 symptoms range from common to severe respiratory illnesses and include: Fever Cough Muscle aches and tiredness Difficulty breathing Less commonly: sore throat, headache and diarrhea have been reported. Older patients and those with chronic medical conditions may be at higher risk for severe illness. Coronaviruses are spread mainly from person to person through close […]