Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Public Health Ontario provides scientific and technical advice to the Ministry of Health, local public health units and other health system partners to support COVID-19 response efforts. This includes:

  • conducting laboratory testing and providing advice on evolving testing technologies and approaches
  • surveillance of cases and epidemiological data analysis and reporting
  • providing advice to support developing public health guidance, decision-making and program and service delivery
  • generating reports summarizing scientific evidence and best practices
  • infection prevention and control training, guidance and support
  • outbreak management advice and support
  • contact tracing training and implementation of various supports to local public health units
  • scientific and technical advice, resources and surveillance to support the implementation of COVID-19 vaccine programs

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Event

PHO Rounds: Evidence to Inform Policy Options for the Elimination of Hepatitis C Virus in First Nations Populations in Ontario

This session will summarize findings from this study and discuss implications for planning and evaluating effective and culturally-safe approaches to reduce infection and work towards the goal of eliminating viral hepatitis as a major public health threat. 

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Updated 20 April 2021