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
November 9, 2020: Enhanced surveillance and precautions for COVID-19 in LTC
November 6, 2020:Long-term care COVID-19 enhanced staff screening questionnaire
November 6, 2020:Long-term care COVID-19 staff and visitor screening form
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
Supporting residents experiencing responsive behaviour during COVID-19
Care plan for residents with COVID-19 or suspected COVID-19
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)
Antimicrobial and immunomodulatory therapy (July 14, 2020)
Supporting residents at mealtimes during COVID-19
Serious Illness Conversation with Substitute Decision Maker in LTC
Staff and visitor front door screening training video
Resident screening training video
Resident Screening Tool
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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