WEBINAR: Personal Protective Equipment and Non-Medical Masks in Congregate Living Settings, July 7-9

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Location By webinar  Intended Audience Staff members and administrators in congregate living settings


This is an open invitation, and may be forwarded to interested parties


About the presentation:

Recent COVID-19 outbreaks in congregate living settings (e.g., shelters, group homes) have highlighted the importance of preventing and managing outbreaks of COVID-19 in these settings. This webinar will review the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and non-medical masks for staff members and residents in congregate living settings. A moderated question and answer period will follow the presentation.

The presentation will be the same on three different dates and open to administrators and staff members from any congregate living setting; however, participants may choose to register as follows to make the question and answer period more relevant to the various types of congregate living settings:

  • Shelters – Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 3 – 4 p.m.

  • Group homes – Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

  • Other types of congregate living settings – Thursday, July 9, 2020, 3 – 4 p.m.

At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Outline the hierarchy of controls, including PPE and distinguish PPE from source control

  2. Describe what PPE should be worn by staff in various situations and what type of masks should be worn by residents in various situations

  3. Describe how to put on and take off PPE

  4. Outline what PPE is reusable and how reusable PPE should be cleaned

Your registration confirmation, with modality and connection information, will be emailed to you before your session. If you are unable to attend a session, a recording of the presentation will be posted shortly after on PHO’s website. Please contactepir@oahpp.caif you have any questions regarding this event.

Note: These webinars on PPE are part of a series related to COVID-19 in congregate living settings. Webinars on outbreak management will take place from July 14 to 16, and webinars on cohorting will take place from July 21 to 23. Invitations for the outbreak management and cohorting webinars to follow.


Stay up-to-date on upcoming events and calls for abstracts by visiting our calendar. If you have submissions, or questions or comments about the items above, send them toevents@oahpp.ca.

Public Health Ontario is committed to complying with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodations to participate in this event, please contact647-260-7100orevents@oahpp.ca.



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