Public Health – Situation Report #3: COVID-19

Situation:

Case counts as of March 20, 2020:

0 new cases were reported today in Grey Bruce
3 Cases is the current cumulative total

 

Actions Taken In the Past 24 Hours:

  • Medical Officer of Health and the three hospital corporations executive directors participate in town hall teleconference, simulcast on four local radio stations and remains available on multiple websites.
  • Staff work locations spreading out and others working remotely being implemented.
  • GBHU public Helpline is current on calls, received over 1000 calls
  • Supplemental resources developed for Long-Term Care and Retirement Facilities re visitor protocols
  • Pharmacies and Healthcare providers advised of updated screening protocol
  • Wellbeing of staff initiatives undertaken; staff Q&A moving to extranet process
  • Personal Service Settings (PSS) to remain closed, re-assessed in two weeks
  • Additional telecommunication hardware on order
  • Social media / media assessment ongoing
  • Essential public health activities not related to COVID-19 continuing
  • Opening dedicated hotline for essential services (police, fire, EMS,) and staff of MPPs, and MPs; number to be distributed directly to these partners today