Elgin Primary Care Update
July 21, 2020
Elgin Primary Care Rounds
Review the minutes from May and June

Next Date: Wed August 19th 12:30-2pm

What topics would you like to see for upcoming rounds?
Email akoning@swpublichealth.ca with suggestions.
South West
Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Survey

Please complete this survey (one per office) to identify Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) needs at your office. This will enable us to develop a community support program to help you and your staff learn about and implement IPAC strategies and procedures in your office/clinical setting.

Please forward the link to the most appropriate person in your office to identify your existing IPAC assets and needs. The survey will close on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. 
Infection Control & Prevention

New/Updated Provincial Guidelines for COVID-19

Cancer Screening Programs

Cancer Care Ontario

Ontario College of Family Physicians
Mask Exemption Note Requests
Many patients are asking for notes to exempt them from wearing a mask. Here are some resources to help you respond to these requests.


  • The Canadian Thoracic Society statement advising masks for those with lung conditions and confirming that mask use dose not exacerbate lung conditions can be found here.
  • Asthma Canada offers tips for wearing a face mask when you have asthma here.
  • This Psychology Today article offers some tips for wearing a mask if it triggers anxiety here.
  • A handout for desensitizing to anxiety from wearing a mask can be found here.
  • Tips for people with developmental disabilities are here.
  • A strategy for those who wear glasses can be found here.
  • Tips to help kids wear masks from are here and here.