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COVID-19 Guidelines for Staff

Updated: Mar 27

Effective Mar 23 2020, all those coming to work, regardless of role, are to wear a procedure mask (droplet mask, ear loop) throughout their day/shift. If staff are to provide care to a patient and/or resident on droplet precautions, the staff member shall remove gown and gloves on exit and perform hand hygiene. If the mask was protected from surface contamination (e.g. visor), then the mask does not need to be change.

For more information, see Mask FAQs.


Protected exposure (with proper PPE and hand hygiene) to COVID+ve patients are not considered high risk.


If you experience URI symptoms (even mild) speak with Occ Health, decisions to be made on a case by case basis regarding eligibility to work.

North York General Hospital Emergency Department