COVID-19: Case and Contact Guidance
Last Updated: January 20, 2022
On December 30, 2021, the province of Ontario announced the restriction of COVID-19 PCR testing criteria to specific residents who are greatest risk for spreading COVID-19 or experiencing severe outcomes related to COVID-19.
As PCR testing will be limited for some residents, we are asking residents to assist us in keeping the community safe and use their best judgement when it comes to self-isolation and getting tested for COVID-19.
The following guidance will provide direction for isolation, testing, and identifying high risk contacts.
The province has developed guidance for residents to review if they,
- have symptoms
- have tested positive for COVID-19 on a PCR or rapid antigen test (RAT)
- have been exposed to a person with COVID-19
Follow the guidance provided by the province of Ontario. Additional personal health question should be directed to a healthcare provider or telehealth (1-866-797-0000)
Additional guidance can be found in flow chart format:
- Guidance for residents who have been exposed to COVID-19 and DO NOT work or live in a high risk setting
- Guidance for residents who have been exposed to COVID-19 and DO work or live in a high risk setting
- Guidance for residents with symptoms
If you are eligible for a PCR COVID-19 test, review this guidance to book a testing appointment or learn more about eligibility.
Some residents have access to rapid antigen test kits. Review this guidance for using a rapid antigen test kits and reporting results.