* Indicates required documentation and (NEW) indicates that the resource has been updated on or since the previous Thursday.
See the latest  “Weekly Preparedness Checklist” for an overview of this week’s action points.


Please complete the LMS PPE Procedures training.


Personal Protective Equipment Frequently Asked Questions

Quick Guide: PPE Donning and Doffing Instructions​ Ontario
Quick Guide: PPE Donning Instructions​ Saskatchewan 
Quick Guide: PPE Doffing Instructions​ Saskatchewan
Hand Wash Poster: Soap and Water (ON)*
Hand Wash Poster: Alcohol Based Hand rub (ON)*
Proper Glove Use​*
What Mask to Wear, When (Poster)*
Quarantine Zone PPE Caution Poster


(For suspected or confirmed outbreak)

Other posters and videos are for use as needed, or for review. Click the button below for additional resources.


Poster/Print Video
Hand Hygiene How to Hand Wash (WHO)

How to Hand Rub Poster​​ (WHO)

 How to Hand Wash (PHO)
Full PPE

Recommended Steps: Putting on and taking off PPE (PHO)

Community Living TO (Training Video)

Putting on – Short (PHO)

Taking off – Short (PHO)

Gown   ON Community Living TO (4:08)

  OFF – Community Living TO (SECOND)



How ​​to Put On a Mask​​​​

Note: Need guidance on N95 respirators? (See “When to wear a mask”). 

  ON Community Living TO (5:35)

  OFF – Community Living TO (LAST)

 Why/When to Wear (WHO)

 How to Wear (WHO)

Goggles Manufacturer’s instructions should be followed when cleaning goggles. See PPE FAQ for more.

Note: Other sources instruct to take off eye protection before gown. Public Health Ontario advises to remove gown before eye protection.

  ON – Community Living TO (7:20)

  OFF – Community Living TO (THIRD)

Gloves Note: This video shows gloves UNDER the gown. We recommend OVER the gown, though guidance varies.   ON – Community Living TO  (7:57)

  OFF – Community Living TO (FIRST)



  • COVID-19 Weekly Preparedness Checklist* (NEW) (valid  September September 16th – September 23rd, 2021) 
    The checklist is tracked through the ODB COVID-19 Weekly Preparedness Checklist, instructions here. Reminder: Download listed, updated documents by clicking the link at the bottom of the ODB checklist. 
  • Hand Sanitizer Recall List (NEW)
    • Updated as of September 15th
  •  ​​​​Enhanced Cleaning Poster*
    Cleaning tips from public health and other sources to be followed when COVID-19 cases are present.
  •  ​​​​COVID-19 CPR Protocols*
    Guidance from the Canadian Red Cross on providing CPR for people who may have COVID-19.
  • COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ   
    • The Covid-19 Vaccine FAQ covers frequently asked questions about Covid-19 vaccines (this resources will be updated with new information as it becomes available)
  • Supervisor Audit Tool During COVID-19 
    • The checklist will no longer be required to be completed each week, the addition of the IPAC Practices on the weekly checklist will replace this tool
    • The supervisor audit tool will be available as a resource if a more focused approach towards IPAC practices is required.


  •  COVID-19 Screening Protocol* 
    May 20th: The screening tracking sheet has been updated to include a section for checking off that eye protection has been sanitized
  • COVID-19 Symptom Self-Check Poster *
    This poster should be on the front door (or just in the entry-way), the active screening area and can be posted at various places throughout the location to remind people to passively screen. 

People who use our services:

Flowcharts for guidance on COVID-19 exposure for people supported.

CLICK HERE for the supervisor response checklist.

Flowcharts for guidance on COVID-19 exposure for employees.

CLICK HERE for the supervisor response checklist.

Table for guidance on COVID-19 exposure and testing requirements for employees: COVID-19 Exposure Attendance and Testing Guide  (NEW)


Rapid Antigen Screening – Ontario

To support the implementation of Rapid Antigen screening initiative, we have developed Rapid Antigen Screening Instructions to assist and equip employees conducting this rapid antigen, point-of-care screening. To learn more about the rapid test and how to handle biohazardous waste, please review the embedded Instructions document below. A list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) is included.


We have heard the importance of having clear plans and supports in place when responding to cases of COVID-19 at a location. We have released a new Emergency Response Plan – Site Specific Pandemic Addendum. This tool will help bring consistency to our program response plans across Christian Horizons and ensure that all the information needed during an outbreak is easily accessible for everyone. Most locations will already have a lot of this information included in a plan, however, this will be a way to ensure no areas are being missed.


The guidance documents below refer to fully vaccinated individuals. The Ministry of Health defines someone as fully vaccinated when they:

  • Have received the total required number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada and
  • At least 14 days have passed since they have received their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

We are pleased to be able to host families once again in Ontario. The COVID-19 Visiting Guide for Locations* .   includes a visit planning form to help you schedule and prepare to host upcoming visits while complying with MCCSS guidelines.

The COVID-19 Visiting Record is live in the ODB! (Download instructions All Ontario locations are required to document visits here. A downloadable version is available  for when the ODB is down. Please transfer all information to the ODB once it is back up and running.

Regional Updates: Check COVID-19 Current Activity Restrictions  weekly for current restrictions in your area.

Reminder: Guides and resources related to visiting (such as the COVID-19 Visiting Guide for Families and Friends  and “Where I’ve Been” Timeline) are posted at and the Educate & Equip tab. 


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