Ontario releases new Covid-19 testing and self-isolation rules
Updated guidelines provide fewer restriction for vaccinated people
The Ontario government released new rules for managing Covid-19 cases and outbreaks on August 11, 2021. The document titled, COVID-19 Fully Immunized and Previously Positive Individuals: Case, Contact and Outbreak Management Interim Guidance, lays out guidelines with separate rules for vaccinated and non-vaccinated individuals.
Highlights of Changes:
• Additional C&CM changes for ‘previously positive’ individuals
• Updated recommendations for asymptomatic fully immunized individuals who test positive
• Symptomatic individuals who test negative must have gastrointestinal symptoms resolving for at least 48 hours prior to ending self isolation
• High risk contacts instructed to self-isolate may be cleared after 10 days
• New section for fully immunized or previously positive individuals that are part of an outbreak
The guidance document provides basic information only. It is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment or legal advice. In the event of any conflict between this guidance document and any orders or directives issued by the Minister of Health or the Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH), the order or directive prevails.
• Please check the Ministry of Health (MOH) COVID-19 website regularly for updates to this document, mental health resources, and other information,
• Please check the Directives, Memorandums and Other Resources page regularly for the most up to date directives.