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On August 23, 2021, the Ministries of Health, Seniors and Accessibility, and Long-Term Care distributed a memo about third doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for residents in higher-risk congregate settings, including high-risk licensed retirement homes following their original August 17, 2021, announcement


Update to Directive #3 and the Retirement Home Policy to Implement Directive #3

On July 14, 2021, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health released a revised Directive #3 for retirement and long-term care homes to align with Step 3 of Ontario's Roadmap to Reopen. The revised Directive #3 will take effect Friday, July 16, 2021.

Updated Scenario Matrix Now Available

The RHRA has updated its Scenario Matrix to reflect the changes detailed in Directive #3 and the Retirement Homes Policy to Implement Directive #3.

NEW: July 14, 2021- AsDM Memo – Latest LTC Updates in Alignment to the Provinces Roadmap to Reopen

The attached memo announces changes to surveillance testing requirements for fully immunized individuals, as well as outlines further changes to Directive #3 and to MLTC Guidance to cautiously ease restrictions and further improve the quality of life for long-term care home residents. The updated Minister’s Directive on Surveillance Testing and MLTC Guidance Document are attached and will be posted on when they come into effect on July 16, 2021. The updated MLTC Pandemic Response FAQs and the Long-Term Care Visitor, Absences & Social Gatherings Snapshot are also attached for your reference.  


 Pandemic Response FAQ


NEW: June 16, 2021- Response and Recovery Advisory Update

 Please see attached newsletter which provides an update on actions undertaken by the ministry drawing on the collaborative input provided through the  committee. A French translation to  follow.


  Essential Caregivers/General Visitors

  Essential Caregivers are the only type of visitor allowed in Dom Lipa  when a resident is self-isolating or symptomatic  or the Home is in outbreak .  

  Dom Lipa  Essential Caregiver Policy and Contract :  /sites/default/files/essential-caregiver-contract_0.pdf