Sharing Pertinent Articles, Sites & Documents

Submitted by Dr. Harry O’Halloran

August 25th, 2020

  • SickKids COVID Decision Making Algorithm CLICK HERE
  • SickKids Emergency Department Decision Making for COVID CLICK HERE
  • SickKids ED Assessment of COVID-associated hyperinflammation/Kawasaki Disease CLICK HERE

March 25, 2020

  • VitalTalk – To health care professionals everywhere: these are unprecedented times. There’s no road map. We’re facing conversations that we never expected—or wanted—to have. In that spirit, we’ve crowd sourced this little playbook to provide some practical advice on how to talk about some difficult topics related to COVID-19. CLICK HERE
  • Article – Keeping the Corona Virus from Infecting HealthCare Workers CLICK HERE

Submitted by Dr. Jennifer Young

June 15, 2020

  • Breast Cancer Survivorship Tool – This tool presents evidence-based standard-of-care recommendations for breast cancer patients following adjuvant therapy. The tool is designed to be used by both patients and primary care providers. The tool is broken down into 4 steps CLICK HERE
  • Know your patient
  • Cancer surveillance
  • Management of long-term side effects of treatment
  • health promotion

Submitted by Dr. Mark Quigg

April 7, 2020

  • Covid Critical Care – Medical Management of Patients Under Investigation for COVID-19 or Confirmed COVID-19 from William Osler Health System. CLICK HERE


Information for Family Practices

Clinical information for your practice:

Current Links to Key Information: Public Health, Ministry of Health, OCFP, Government of Canada, Centre for Effective Practice (CEP)

PHO microbiologists are available and can be reached at 416-235-6556 / 1-877-604-4567 for advice and support or via the after-hours emergency duty officer at (416) 605-3113.

  • OntarioMD and OMA Virtual Care: COVID-19 Guide
  • OntarioMD info on Virtual Care options in EMRs.
  • List of COVID-19 sanitizing agents, Public Health Ontario synopsis regarding routes of transmission
  • Extensive and easy to use OCFP Tips for Family Doctors
  • How to video on nasopharyngeal swabs.

Links Issued by AFHTO on May 10th, 2022.

Links Issued by AFHTO on September 21st, 2021.

Pfizer announces that their vaccine for 5–11-year-olds is safe and provides a strong immune response– Sep. 20, 2021

We continue to update multiple pages on our site with resources and news:

Links Issued by AFHTO on February 9th.

Links Issued by AFHTO on February 2nd.
Mental Health and Additions Centre of Excellence (Ontario Health)

Innovations in Care Delivery 2021, Jan. 2021

Links Issued by AFHTO on January 26th.

Links Issued by AFHTO on January 5th.
(AFHTO have now added a vaccine page to their COVID section on the site. The Ministry also has a COVID-19 Vaccine-Relevant Information and Planning Resources page. Recent updates include:

AFHTO continue to update several pages on their site with resources and news:

Links Issued by AFHTO on December 22nd (previous week updates):

Links Issued by AFHTO on December 15th (previous week updates):

Ministry of Health:

  • COVID-19 About Vaccines- EN and FR
  • Guidance for Vaccinated Health Care Workers- EN and FR
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Information Sheet – EN and FR
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Approval Process and Safety- EN and FR
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Availability and Rollout- EN and FR
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Administration- EN and FR

Links Issued by AFHTO on December 8th (previous week updates):

Links Issued by AFHTO on November 18th (previous week updates):

Links Issued by AFHTO on November 3rd (previous week updates):

Links Issued by AFHTO on September 29th (previous week updates):

Links Issued by AFHTO on September 22nd (previous week updates):

Links Issued by AFHTO on September 15th (previous week updates):

Links Issued by AFHTO on September 8th (previous week updates):

Issued by MOH May 26th:

Issued by MOH May 22/25th:

Issued by MOH May 14/17th:

Issued by MOH May 2nd:

Issued by MOH April 22nd:

Issued by MOH April 15th:

Recent OHIP bulletins K codes: Bulletin #4745 and #11229

Information for Your Patients

Information for your patients that can be posted in your practice or shared electronically.

As you are aware, on October 1st, 2020 the Ministry of Health revised the guidance for the management for COVID-19 in schools. Highlights of the changes include revisions to the screening tool, and new return to school requirements. Due to the differences in transmission of COVID-19 in different age groups, there are now two screening tools: one for students and one for staff/essential visitors.The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) has developed new screening tools that build on the provincial screening tool and provide more specific direction on what students and staff/visitors should do when they meet the criteria for possible testing. Specifically, we are asking that these individuals seek assessment and testing at a COVID-19 assessment centre. As such, schools and school boards in Simcoe Muskoka are now advised to refer staff and families to the SMDHU’s locally adapted screening tools, in place of the provincial tool:

Additionally, the SMDHU has revised it’s COVID-19: SMDHU Supplemental Guidance Document For School Settings to reflect recent changes in provincial and local direction. We have also developed / revised the following menu of tools and resources to assist schools and families in understanding the current guidelines:

Significant changes include moving from a 14-day clearance period (period of communicability) for all cases to a 10-day clearance period for the majority of cases with mild to moderate illness. However, the incubation period remains at 14 days, and therefore contacts who have had a high-risk exposure to a case must still self-isolate for 14 days from their last exposure.

The above resources have also been posted to the SMDHU website at for Administrators/Educators, families and health care partners. We encourage you to visit these pages often, as this information will be continually updated to reflect changes in provincial direction and our local context.


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