COVID-19 Outbreak Information

Last updated Oct 16, 2020 @ 7:11 pm

To help keep patients and visitors informed, Unity Health has developed this page to track and consolidate all COVID-19 outbreak-related information at St. Joseph’s, St. Michael’s and Providence.

Current outbreaks

We are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks on the following units at our St. Joseph’s site: 

  • The 3M unit, declared on Oct. 16
  • The 4E unit, declared on Oct. 15
  • The 2L Medicine unit, declared on Oct. 14
  • The 2E unit, declared on Oct. 3

Outbreak response

Unity Health has precautions in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to ensure the continued safety of our patients and staff. When an outbreak occurs in a hospital, additional measures are taken to mitigate further infections, including:

  1. Formation of an outbreak management team which includes representation from:
    • Unit/clinical leadership
    • Infection Prevention and Control
    • Occupational Health
    • Toronto Public Health
    • Environmental Services
    • Laboratory leadership
    • Others partners as needed to effectively manage the outbreak and limit further transmission
  2. Follow-up of patients and staff who may have been exposed to the source of the outbreak, including appropriate testing and isolation as needed
  3. Enhanced cleaning in the unit
  4. Additional precautions as identified by the outbreak management team