Response to COVID-19
Update: September 26, 2022While Ontario, like other jurisdictions, has taken measures to be able to live with and manage COVID-19 for the long-term, we still need to do our part to protect ourselves and others, especially during respiratory illness season. Please note that as ByWard Family Health Team is a healthcare setting, the following measures will remain in place until further notice:
- Masking – all patients, visitors, staff, and providers must always wear a mask while on clinic premises.
- Enhanced cleaning & disinfecting
- Hand Hygiene
- Physical distancing measures, such as plexiglass barriers & spaced-out seating.
Don’t hesitate to reach out to us to address your healthcare concerns. In-person and virtual visits are available with all of our providers.
OttawaPublicHealth.ca/RiskReduction. For those who may suspect they have COVID-19, specific care clinics in Ottawa continue to provide assessment, testing if eligible, and timely access to COVID-19 treatment – for more information on treatment and how to access testing please visit: OttawaPublicHealth.ca/COVIDTesting. Information about community resources to support with mental health during this time, is available at OttawaPublicHealth.ca/COVIDMentalHealth. Please keep in mind that for some individuals and their families, the risk of complications and severe outcomes from COVID-19 is greater than others. We ask that everyone show respect for others and their individual choices, based on their own assessment of their risk – or the risk to a loved one. Be well.We encourage everyone to continue with the layers of protection that make them feel at ease and which can continue to decrease COVID-19 transmission, including vaccination and masking. COVID-19 is still present in our community and there is still risk of exposure, transmission, and infection. To support you in assessing risk and making the best decision for you and your family, Ottawa Public Health has launched a new webpage:
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