Long-term care outbreaks are rising, and provinces have different strategies for keeping COVID-19 out – CTV

September 23, 2021

TORONTO — As the fourth wave continues across Canada and community spread climbs, outbreaks are also on the rise inside Canada’s long-term care homes, leading experts to stress the importance of staff being vaccinated — an issue which varies province to province.

While many provinces are introducing vaccine mandates for health-care workers and other staff at long-term care homes, other regions are allowing unvaccinated workers to continue working if they get tested regularly, or, in Ontario’s case, provide proof that they’ve watched an educational video.

Ontario’s Long-term Care Minister Rod Phillips said in a news conference Thursday that the province will soon be publicizing the vaccination rates in nursing homes across Ontario, but stopped short of promising a vaccine mandate for workers.

Read more: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/long-term-care-outbreaks-are-rising-and-provinces-have-different-strategies-for-keeping-covid-19-out-1.5598666

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