ALIGN Memo #66 Updated Practice Guidance & Rapid Test Information for Caregivers Dec 17, 2021

Memo #66 The CI Practice Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and COVID-19 Group Facilities Practice Guidance have been updated. There is also a new COVID-19 Rapid Test Information Sheet for caregivers who opt into the CS rapid testing program and consent has been provided by child’s guardian. Regions will ensure caregivers receive a copy of the info sheet.
The Following Chapters have been revised:
  • Updated information related to Children’s Services Rapid Testing program in COVID-19 Reporting, Immunization and Rapid Testing chapter.
  • Note: COVID-19 Positive Case Reporting – As of December 23, 2021, Intervention Practitioners are no longer required to report and track positive cases to the Ministry mailbox.
  • Updated information related to Children’s Services Rapid Testing program in Supports to Caregivers of Children in Care chapter. 
  • As of December 23, 2021 agencies are no longer required to report confirmed positive COVID-19 cases to their contract manager/specialist for the purpose of Ministry tracking.
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