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: Novel Disease Surveillance Tools for the Next Pandemic

This seminar will introduce the concept of informal disease event monitoring systems and how this type of data can and has been used to explore communicable disease epidemiological trends among forcibly displaced persons worldwide. 

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Updated 25 Oct 2021