This protocol and toolkit is intended for long-term care facilities only, whether regulated under the Hospital Act or the Community Care and Assisted Living Act.

Updated December 2022

This protocol and toolkit is not intended for use in assisted living or hospice settings. Assisted living facilities have a separate toolkit.

For communities of care, a viral respiratory illness in one area may affect individuals in other areas of the community. Contact your infection prevention and control practitioner if concerned about potential for spread of viral respiratory illness from one area to another within your community of care.

Commonly used resources

What is the respiratory illness protocol and toolkit

This protocol consists of checklists for influenza, COVID-19 and other respiratory viral illness and outbreaks (e.g. RSV) and a flowchart. Each of the checklists link to relevant tools in the toolkit.

Print the respiratory illness toolkit