This rounds session will cover an overview of the evidence to date on COVID-19 variants of concern with respect to their epidemiology and their influence on the pandemic and disease control. We will present some of the methods that are used to screen and test for variants of concern, as well as the results of targeted and surveillance testing for variants in Ontario. Finally, we will present updates from the Provincial Advisory Committee on Infectious Diseases – Infection Control regarding the evidence and recommendations for infection control measures related to variants of concern.
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
- Describe the variants of concern for COVID-19 and their role in the pandemic
- Summarize the laboratory results associated with variants of concern in Ontario
- Discuss the infection prevention and control measures recommended for use with variants of concern
This webinar is brought to you by Public Health Ontario