COVID-19 update

March 1, 2020

Updated March 1, 2020

On behalf of Dr. Joshua Tepper, President and CEO

On February 28, an adult patient arrived at the hospital’s Emergency Department (ED) with a cough after traveling from Iran to Canada.

As per our screening guidelines and infection control protocols, the patient was cared for using the appropriate precautions and was tested for COVID-19. The patient was mildly ill and was discharged home after a few hours in the ED with instructions to self-isolate. Our medical experts worked with Toronto Public Health and the Ontario Public Health Laboratory. The Ontario Public Health Laboratory confirmed that testing for COVID-19 is positive.

Infection prevention and control protocols were followed with professionalism, clinical excellence and a patient-centred approach. Thank you to everyone involved in the care of the patient.