Toronto Public Health (TPH) works with health care professionals to manage outbreaks and apply effective public health strategies to prevent the transmission of infectious diseases.
For case and outbreak definitions, please refer to the Ontario Public Health Standards.
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To report a suspected or confirmed respiratory outbreak:
To report a suspected or confirmed enteric outbreak:
TPH has developed the following toolkit to help support and prepare long-term care and retirement homes in the event of an outbreak.
The content and purpose of these activities and tools is driven by the Health Protection and Promotion Act, Ontario Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care, Ontario Public Health Standards, and Public Health Ontario guidance and recommendations.
If you have any questions or considerations relating to this toolkit or accessibility, please email LRCT@toronto.ca.
If you would like to provide feedback on any of the tools, please take our survey.