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Ontario Ministry of Health - COVID-19 Guidance: Primary Care Providers in a Community Setting

May 22, 2020

Highlights of changes

  • Expanded guidance for in-person care for essential visits

  • Expanded guidance on testing and specimen collection, including hyperlinks to COVID-19 virus test requisition and assessment centre locator

  • Additional details on occupational health and safety, including a summary of required personal protective equipment (PPE) precautions, and infection prevention and control guidance

  • List and hyperlinks to key resources

This guidance provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of medical advice, diagnosis, treatment, or legal advice. In the event of a conflict between this Guidance and a Directive of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Directive prevails.

  • Please check the Ministry of Health (MOH) COVID-19 website regularly for updated versions of this document, the case definition, testing guidance, mental health resources, and other COVID-19 related information.

  • The latest version of the COVID-19 Reference Document for Symptoms and

  • COVID-19 Patient Screening Guidance Documents are available and updated on the MOH COVID-19 website.

  • Please check the Directives, Memorandums and Other Resources page regularly for the most up to date directives at

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