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Staff COVID-19 Contact Tracing

When someone on our workforce tests positive for COVID-19, a contact tracing process is put in motion.
Both Infection Prevention & Control (IPAC) and Workplace Health are involved in the process and follow the directions from Public Health and the Medical Health Officer (MHO). 

If a staff member has tested positive, we follow these processes:

Potential employee exposure

  1. Public Health contacts positive employee on behalf of the Medical Health Officer (MHO)
  2. Public Health works with the employee to get a list of  other employees who may have been potentially exposed, based on MHO contact tracing and exposure criteria.
  3. Public Health (or their designate) contacts those individuals on the list for assessment based on MHO exposure criteria.
  4. Public Health provides the impacted employee(s) with instructions regarding isolation or symptom monitoring.
  5. Workplace Health provides manager or leader with updates and supports with any necessary staff communication.

Potential patient exposure

  1. Public Health contacts positive employee on behalf of the Medical Health Officer (MHO)
  2. Employee notifies manager if there was any potential patient exposure based on instructions from Public Health.
  3. Manager 
    • Follows up with Infection Prevention & Control (IPAC) for guidance. 
    • Gathers information on possible patient exposures 

SOURCE: Staff COVID-19 Contact Tracing ( )
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