Provincewide State of Emergency Declared, Stay-at-Home Order in effect as of January 14
What this means for homeopaths and their patients
According to the updated regulation posted by the government on January 13, regulated health professionals are among those businesses permitted to open during the lockdown. However, as of this time, the CMOH Directive 2 appears still to be in place, with health-care providers continuing to operate with a preference for remote practice whenever possible.
All primary care providers are encouraged to implement a system for virtual and/or telephone consultations when and where possible. When possible, primary care providers should conduct a consultation over the phone, video or secure messaging to determine if a virtual/telephone consultation will suffice or if an in-person appointment is necessary. The purpose of this is to support physical distancing and minimize contact of persons who may have COVID-19 with health care settings as much as possible. In cases where in-person visits are necessary, appropriate measures, including PPE and infection control, should be implemented.
The College would like members to be aware of the following:
Information about the virus and outbreak are changing on a day-to-day basis. Please use the provided links and visit the Ministry of Health or the Ministry’s updated general information about COVID-19 in Ontario information page. Other excellent links include Public Health Ontario or the World Health Organization for daily updates. CHO will notify registrants when new resources and information of critical importance become available.
Status of Cases in Ontario The Ontario Ministry of Health updates its website once a day, every day, seven days a week, at 10:30 a.m. ET. You will find the most up-to-date information on the status of cases in Ontario. Please check the Ministry site directly for the latest status report.
On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) characterized the Coronavirus COVID19 a pandemic. Every person is asked to take extra precautions to minimize the spread of the disease.
For specific Canada-wide guidance and outbreak update related to Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) please visit Health Canada.
More information about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and the situation in Ontario visit the Ministry of Health. The Ministry of Health has established a Health Care Provider Hotline at 1-866-212-2272. If you have any questions or concerns about how the Coronavirus might impact your practice please feel free to contact this hotline.