This protocol and toolkit is intended for long-term care facilities only, whether regulated under the Hospital Act or the Community Care and Assisted Living Act.
This protocol and toolkit is not intended for use in assisted living or hospice settings. Assisted living facilities have a separate toolkit.
For communities of care, a viral respiratory illness in one area may affect individuals in other areas of the community. Contact your infection prevention and control consultant if concerned about potential for spread of viral respiratory illness from one area to another within your community of care.
- Assisted living toolkit for prevention and control of gastrointestinal and respiratory illnesses
- Online respiratory illness outbreaks in long-term care facilities introduction module (available through the LearningHub)
- For confirmed respiratory illness cases, please complete the appropriate public health Tool 27: Respiratory illness report and tracking form or Tool 28: Staff illness report and tracking form and send to public health using the Cerberus file sharing service.