Local Nurses to Support Toronto Public Health in COVID-19 Response Work
As we continue to move forward in our fight against COVID-19, we need all hands on deck. That's why Toronto Public Health announced a new partnership with the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO), to hire local nurses to help with COVID-19 case and contact tracing and public health work.
Through its COVID-19 VIA Nurse Program, RNAO is actively recruiting registered nurses to join the Toronto Public Health team for the next three months to support case and contact tracing, which is a key part of containing COVID-19. When someone tests positive for the virus in Toronto, all their close contacts must be quickly notified and instructed to self-isolate immediately for 14 days to prevent further transmission.
While we begin to move forward towards recovery, we must stay vigilant and prepared for any new potential outbreaks.
This important partnership will help to ensure that the team at Toronto Public Health is able to continue this critical life-saving work. I want to thank the RNAO and all our local nurses for their support in protecting our city and keeping us all safe.