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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PHO Rounds: Building Climate Resilient Health Systems: Lessons from Health of Canadians in a Changing Climate - Science Assessment 2022

This presentation will provide an overview of recent evidence of climate change risks to health systems. New research findings will also be presented that can help health authorities plan for the impacts of climate change and reduce risks as Canada continues to warm.

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Updated 12 June 2022