These are extraordinary times and CAMH is committed to transparency and communication with the community that we serve. We have committed to providing daily updates on the status of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and actions that we are taking to keep staff and patients safe.
As of today, CAMH has 10 patients and 15 staff with positive COVID-19 diagnoses. This is a change from 9 patients and 15 staff as reported yesterday.
As a result of the new patient positive diagnosis, Geriatric Inpatient Unit A is being updated from a suspect COVID-19 outbreak unit (as previously communicated) to a confirmed COVID-19 outbreak unit. The unit remains closed to new admissions and transfers, and droplet and contact precautions remain in effect.
We continue to work with our partners at Toronto Public Health on reporting, surveillance and infection control. Our staff continually monitors and follows the Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) recommendation from public health as they are updated, including screening and use of personal protective equipment.
We thank our staff and physicians for their continued work to care for our patients during the challenging times.
For more information on what CAMH is doing to protect staff and patients, visit http://www.camh.ca/en/camh-news-and-stories/novel-coronavirus-update.