Changes to COVID-19 Outbreak Reporting
RHRA Reduces Burden of COVID-19 Outbreak Reporting
RHRA understands the challenges faced by retirement homes and is continuously looking at ways to reduce administrative burden on homes so that licensees, operators and staff can focus on the care, safety, and well-being of residents.
As part of these efforts, RHRA has made changes to the COVID-19 outbreak reporting process to eliminate the daily outbreak survey and focus on reporting for resident cases.
As of Monday, July 24, 2023, retirement homes in COVID-19 outbreak will be required to report case information only once after the outbreak has been declared over by the local public health unit. Retirement homes are still required to report any new COVID-19 outbreaks to RHRA the same day as they report to the local public health unit.
In the end-of-outbreak questionnaire, retirement homes will only be required to report on resident cases, hospitalizations and deaths. Staff cases will no longer be collected by RHRA. These changes will significantly reduce the burden on retirement homes for COVID-19 outbreak reporting.
RHRA provides the COVID-19 outbreak information collected from retirement homes to the Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility (MSAA) to support government decisions and actions. RHRA consulted with MSAA on the changes to the reporting process.
RHRA thanks all retirement homes for their continued cooperation and dedication to the safety and wellbeing of residents.
If you have questions about the changes or need support, please contact us at email@example.com or 1-855-ASK-RHRA (1-855-275-7472).