COVID-19 Information

As COVID-19 evolves, the provincial and federal government continue to update their resources. We encourage you to regularly review the websites of the Ministry of Health and Public Health Ontario (PHO) for the most accurate, up-to-date information. Please see the links below.

For the Public

Where you can learn how the Ministry of Health is preparing for the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Ontario.

Ministry of Health dedicated COVID-19 web page.  This site is updated every day and provides information about out how to protect yourself, what to do if you’re sick after you travel and how to recognize possible symptoms.

Public inquiries should be directed to Telehealth Ontario at 1.866.797.0000 or the local public health agency.

Reference Document for Symptoms (September 21, 2021 Version 7.0)

For additional resources, visit CASLPO’s website Practice Advice section, and the External Links page.

Toronto's CAMH has assembled information to help people with concerns and questions about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their lives and mental well-being.

For Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists - Frequently Referenced CASLPO Email Communications
Providing Patient Care in a Pandemic - Access Pandemic Practice Advice Topics and more 

Missing important emails? Update your email address in CASLPO's 'Registrant Portal'.

  1. Further Guidance Related to Telepractice - Sent March 26, 2020
  2. Ontario Launches Online Workforce Matching Portal (Sent April 9, 2020)
  3. MOH EOC Released Advisory - Cyber Security Advisory - Zoom (Sent April 10, 2020)
  4. Emergency Order-Deployment of Employees of Service Provider Organizations (Sent April 21, 2020)
  5. Professional Liability Insurance Coverage During the Pandemic (Sent June 16, 2020)
  6. Ontario COVID-19 Lockdown Update (sent November 24, 2020)
  7. Healthcare Services Remain Open During Ontario COVID-19 Shutdown (December 22, 2020)
  8. Ontario News Release - Declares Second Provincial Emergency to Address COVID-19 Crisis (January 12, 2021)
  9. Ontario Government Announces Vaccination Timelines and the Role of Health Care Professionals (January 13, 2021)
  10. Updated Ministry of Health Guidance for Vaccine Prioritization (February 18, 2021)
  11. MOH Guidance for Vaccine Prioritization and Distribution programs administered by local Public Health Units (March 3, 2021)
  12. CASLPO Identification for Vaccination Rollout (March 16, 2021)

Updates from the Ministry

Ministry of Health dedicated website for the health workers and health employers regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Directives

Guidance/Updates
Health Workforce Matching Portal (Formerly COVID-19 Health Care Provider Recruitment) 

Ontario is seeking those with experience in providing health care to help provincial efforts to prevent and control the spread of COVID-19. The Ministry of Health is looking for: health care providers who may be working part-time and want to and are able to increase their work hours, former health care providers who are retired and are prepared to return to employment, or anyone who is inactive with their regulatory college or registered but not currently employed.

If you are interested, please register with Ontario's Health Workforce Matching Portal.  If you are selected, you will be contacted directly by the Ontario Government.  They will provide further direction.  CASLPO is not involved in selecting and deploying health professionals.

Healthcare Provider Hotline and Information Line

Health sector professionals and organizations can call the Healthcare Provider Hotline for policy guidance related to COVID-19, urgent situations and information on Ministry programs: 1-866-212-2272 (toll free). Please be aware, the Hotline is unable to provide clinical advice regarding the management of cases. 

Health sector professionals and organizations can call the "Stop The Spread" Business Information Line at: 1-888-444-3659 for advice on essential and non-essential services in the province.

Updates from Government of Canada:

 

This website is intended to provide information to the public and registrants. Should there be difference in documentation previously distributed to CASLPO registrants, it is up to the registrant to source the latest version posted on the CASLPO website. Note: the term "member" and "registrant" are used interchangeably throughout CASLPO's website and documents. Both terms are synonymous to "member" as defined in the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Act, 1991, and the Regulations under those Acts.