COVID: Pathways, Evidence and Practical Supports contains information for primary care practices in Hamilton and the surrounding area. Here, you will find screening and clinical pathways, evidence summaries; information about health and community services, including referrals; and other resources for you and your patients to help you provide seamless, quality care to our community during the COVID pandemic.

Using the HFAM.ca Pathway for COVID Care in the Community

Visit Assessment, Monitoring and Management of COVID

This information is rapidly changing, particularly around service availability. If there is information that needs updating that you think is important, please feel free to contact us at contact@hfam.ca

Latest COVID-19 Case Numbers and Provincial Response Framework

Latest Updates

Assessment Management and Monitoring of COVID:  We have updated the pediatric pathway in section 11 and added pediatric considerations through the monitoring path section:

COVID-19 Vaccine Information Updates to:

  • Booster dose section (eligibility, referral form and process)
  • Guidance on vaccines in special populations section

Work Accommodation, Risk Assessment and Return to Work section: We have updated the Case and Contact Management: Return to Work Processes for Fully Vaccinated Health Care Workers

Back to School with McMaster Children’s Hospital McMaster Children’s Hospital has prepared a series of videos with practical information for families during the return to school (September 2021).

New information on use of inhaled corticosteroids in early COVID-19 in patients has been added to Assessment, Monitoring and Management of COVID under Management > Medication.

New COVID-19 Guidance School Case Contact and Outbreak Management and COVID-19 Patient Screen Guidance is available in Diagnostic Testing

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