March 10, 2022: Health Sector Weekly Communique

COVID-19 restrictions are being loosened in Ontario this week. Starting March 1st people will be able to gather in indoor settings with no capacity limits and with no need to show proof of vaccination, unless businesses choose to ask for it. This announcement was made after the province reported COVID-19 hospitalizations and ICU admissions on

2022-04-11T15:45:46-04:00March 15th, 2022|

First Nations COVID Opioid-Related Poisoning Report

The opioid overdose crisis has disproportionately impacted First Nations individuals in Ontario, Canada1. In Ontario, deaths due to opioid-related poisoning have increased substantially during the COVID-19 pandemic2-3; however, little is known about the impacts of the pandemic on rates of opioid-related poisoning among First Nations people specifically. This information is needed to ensure Ontario’s public

2021-12-08T15:31:45-05:00November 26th, 2021|

COO and RNAO COVID Action Plan Template

The COVID-19 pandemic action plan was jointly prepared by the Chiefs of Ontario (COO) along with nursing colleagues at the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) as a working tool The template of a pandemic action plan, is based on current and emerging evidence-based research that can be integrated, adopted or used to enhance current

2022-04-11T15:45:46-04:00October 25th, 2021|

RNAO and COO COVID Action Template Resource Material

The COVID-19 pandemic action plan has been jointly prepared by the Chiefs of Ontario (COO) along with nursing colleagues at the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) as a tool that First Nation health staff may find helpful. We fully respect the tremendous work that has been occurring in each of your communities. As PTO’s

2022-04-11T15:45:46-04:00October 25th, 2021|

Changing Circumstances Surrounding Opioid Related Deaths – Report

Given the rapidly changing nature of the pandemic and the continued rise in opioid-related deaths, a comprehensive understanding of the circumstances surrounding these deaths is needed to inform multifaceted public health interventions and policies that support people who use drugs to help prevent opioid-related mortality and reduce morbidity. This report updates the data provided in

2022-04-11T15:45:47-04:00October 25th, 2021|

COVID testing report 76

Key messages: There were 76 new positive results as of Sep 26, 2021, down from the previous week’s total of 92. The number of positive results among First Nations to date is 5,351. New positives in Ontario decreased for the first time in two months. There was an increase in Southeast but otherwise, increases in

2022-04-11T15:45:47-04:00October 7th, 2021|

10-05-2021 Health Sector Weekly Communique

COVID-19 Highlight of the Week: Public Health Guidance for Thanksgiving Holiday Last year, several regions in Ontario saw a late October spike in COVID-19 cases and attributed it to large gatherings held on Thanksgiving two weeks earlier. As many of us will be gathering with our families this weekend the Chief Medical Officer of Health

2022-04-11T15:45:47-04:00October 5th, 2021|

COVID testing report 75

Key messages: New positive results held steady at 92 as of Sep 19, 2021, almost exactly the same as the previous week’s total of 93. The number of positive results among First Nations to date is 5,275. New positives in Ontario continued to increase for the eighth week in a row. Increases in sub-regions were

2022-04-11T15:45:47-04:00September 24th, 2021|
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