Read the outbreak operations checklist for more information on what to do if a care home resident or staff member has COVID-19. To learn more about prevention and outbreak measures related to COVID-19, please see the BC Centre for Disease Control'sinterim guidance document. For the VCH IPAC LTC Toolkit, click here and scroll down to "Long-Term Care Toolkit".
Have questions? Please see the information below for contacts by topic.
Use these resources to get the latest information related to COVID-19.
March 18, 2020: Order of the Medical Health Officer: Nasopharyngeal swabs
May 19, 2020: Order of the Medical Health Officer: COVID-19 prevention and control in long-term care homes
May 15, 2020: Order of the Medical Health Officer: Facility staff assignment order
September 2, 2020:Long-term care COVID-19 enhanced staff screening questionnaire
September 2, 2020:Long-term care staff testing assessment
April 15, 2020: Long-term care facility staff assignment
To view all COVID-19 related orders from the Provincial Health Officer, visit the Government of British Columbia website.
COVID-19 PPE supply process for Community – Long-term care (LTC) and assisted living (AL) sites
August 6, 2020 VCH Ethics services presentation: Non-adherence during COVID-19
June 23, 2020: COVID-19 ethics analysis: Intervening when patients or residents pose a risk of COVID-19 transmission to others
March 28, 2020: COVID-19 ethical decision-making framework Provincial COVID-19 Task Force
Clinical Decision Pathway COVID-19 in LTC residents
Clinical management of patients with COVID-19: Second interim guidance (August 17, 2020)
Assisted Dying Program
Process for transfer of residents with COVID-19 from LTC to acute (April 16, 2020)
Guidance document - Isolation of residents in long-term care who are living with dementia (April 9, 2020)
Guidance on physical distancing in LTC-AL (March 31, 2020)
Anitmicrobial and immunomodulatory therapy (July 14, 2020)
Supporting residents at mealtimes during COVID-19
Learning Hub signup instructions
Risk of harm: Supporting choices through informed decision-making and collaboration in long-term care homes in-service
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