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2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Friday February 21, 2020

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Last updated: February 21, 2020

Southlake has been continually monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will provide updates to this page as we receive them from our public health partners. Southlake has zero confirmed cases and zero presumptive cases of COVID-19.

For more detailed information on the status of the virus and risk to Ontarians, please visit the Ontario Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care website at

Note: If you are coming to the hospital for any procedure, please be prepared to answer questions regarding your travel history. We screen all patients by asking about their symptoms & where they have traveled in the past 21 days.

What we’re doing:

  • Southlake’s screening policies and procedures are designed to identify a broad range of illness, including new and emerging viruses.
  • All Southlake patients are screened for travel history and signs/symptoms of communicable illness to ensure we keep patients, visitors and staff safe.
  • Patients with travel history would trigger additional screening at admissions, and anyone with signs/symptoms of acute respiratory illness will be placed on Respiratory/Contact precautions.
  • Our Infection Prevention and Control department is in close contact with Public Health Ontario and other agencies to help guide decision-making and receive updates on the virus.

Information for patients
If you have a clinic appointment, test or other procedure scheduled, and have any of the following symptoms, please call your clinic to see if you should still come to the hospital.

Symptoms to watch for:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Full-body rash
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting

It is important that you let your care team know about any recent travel.

Information for visitors
Please do not visit friends or family who are in the hospital if you feel ill or have any symptoms of a respiratory virus.

More information on self-screening when visiting the hospital can be found on our Infection Prevention and Control page.

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