March 30 2020 3:52pm

Coronavirus outbreak: Ontario health official says new procedures speeding up long-term care home response to outbreaks

Ontario chief medical officer of health Dr. David Williams said on Monday that procedures have changed in long-term care homes so that as soon as a person is symptomatic, they will assume it’s a COVID-19 outbreak and enact measures before testing is even done. He said they’re also bringing in more training, staffing, improved cleaning and other methods to prevent a further outbreak.

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