Novel Coronavirus FAQ for NOSM Health Science Learners
I have been in China within the last two weeks. What should I do?
I have developed a respiratory tract infection e.g. sore throat, shortness of breath. What should I do?
I am told by my clinical teacher/preceptor or another healthcare worker that the patient I am to interact with has a presumed or confirmed coronavirus infection. What should I do?
I want to volunteer to provide care to patients outside of my medical school studies. Can I do this?
Neither I, nor the patient I am to interact with, have a presumed or confirmed case of coronavirus but I think the situation in the hospital or community is a risk to my safety. What should I do?
I have or will miss a lot of placement hours due to this situation. What should I do?
I have been told by my clinical site that I must leave or that I cannot attend. What should I do?
For more information on the Novel Coronavirus see:
- Health Canada website
- Ministry of Ontario Health and Long-Term Care: Guidance for Health Care Workers
- Ministry of Ontario Health: Guidance for Primary Care Providers
- Sudbury District Health Unit website
- Thunder Bay District Health Unit website