Last updated: November 30, 2022
The Congregate Living Settings Resources Toolkit provides an overview of resources for those working in COVID–19 prevention and response in congregate living settings (e.g., shelters, group homes, supportive housing). For further detailed information, also see the following resources:
Homelessness service providers who want to report an individual with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, or who have questions related to an individual with suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19, can contact the TPH Shelters Intake Line at 416-338-1521 or email TPHshelters@toronto.ca between the hours of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. After-hours, please contact 311.
Increasing fresh air exchange into facilities can help to reduce COVID-19 circulation, though some methods are more technical than others. When in doubt, Toronto Public Health recommends that facilities contact a certified specialist in HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Cooling) to determine the needs of your facility and how best to optimize them for their space.
Here are some resources currently available. As this area of expertise continues to evolve, more information and resources may become available. For further information on ventilation you may refer to Toronto Public Health’s COVID-19 & Respiratory Viruses: Reduce Virus Spread Guide.