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COVID updates

COVID Protocol Update March 18, 2022 The Province has lifted COVID restrictions in many areas and sectors except Healthcare, Public Transit and a few others. ISAND will continue to require Masks, COVID Screening, and the use of PPE. ISAND will review these requirements on a monthly basis and will make changes when determined to be safe to do so.
January 2022
Dear families, As we continue to try and adapt to the ever changing COVID situation and provincial recommendations, I would like to outline the following approach to someone showing symptoms that may be related to COVID:
  1.     Individual over 12 and fully vaccinated, or a child under 12 should: isolate for at least five (5) days from the onset of symptoms AND the symptoms have been improving for 24 hours (48 hours if the symptoms were gastrointestinal)
  2.   Individual over 12 and not fully vaccinated, or immune compromised should: isolate for 10 days from the onset of symptoms AND the symptoms have been improving for 24 hours (48 hours if the symptoms were gastrointestinal)
  3.  All household members of the person showing symptoms, regardless of their vaccination status, should stay at home while the person with symptoms is isolating (see #1 and #2 above). If the household member starts to display symptoms, they should follow the isolation times listed above.

Symptoms Include:

Fever/Chills; Cough; Shortness of breath; Decrease or loss of taste or smell If two or more of the following symptoms appear together, they should be considered as probable COVID infection and follow isolation protocols listed above:
  • Runny nose/nasal congestion
  • Headache
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Sore throat
  • Muscle aches/joint pain
  • Gastrointestinal symptoms (i.e. vomiting or diarrhea)
If you are showing symptoms listed above, please notify ISAND as soon as possible to re-schedule or discuss alternate options for in-person appointments. As the COVID situation changes we will be revising our approach.

Be well and stay safe

COVID updates December 2021

The latest wave of the Corona Virus – COVID 19 – has arrived in Ontario with the newly discovered Omicron Variant showing up in several cases across the province. Early details suggest that current vaccines won’t stop this variant, however, social distancing, isolation and the proper use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will help to minimize the impact.

At this time, we will continue with in-person appointments following the screening, cleaning/disinfecting, PPE and space protocols that have been successful to date. If we receive new guidelines from Toronto Public Health or the Province that impact on our ability to provide service, notices will be sent out.

Please continue to check this area of the website for updates.

COVID – 19 Walk-in Vaccination clinics are taking place close by at

  • ·Seneca College Pfizer Clinic (1750 Finch Ave.) – Thursday, July 29th
    • First and second dose appointments available for anyone 12+ who live, work, or go to school in any M postal code
    • First dose walk-ins available from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
  • ·North York General Hospital Clinic (4001 Leslie St.) – Monday to Friday
    • Pfizer first and second dose appointments available Monday to Friday for anyone 12+
    • Moderna first or second dose appointments available Wednesdays for anyone 18+
    • Walk-ins available 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Notice to ISAND Families

ISAND has been confirmed as an Essential Service, and  will remain open, providing services during the Province’s “Stay at Home Order” period from January 14 – February 11. Virtual and (limited) in-person sessions will continue. If you are having in-person appointments now, please check with your therapist to see if they will continue. One change that you will notice when coming to the ISAND office is that there won’t be anyone at the front desk during this period, clinicians will greet people coming in for appointments.

Upon arrival, please the complete screening form located on the table at the entrance (unless completed electronically) and wait for therapist. If you need to cancel, contact therapist by e-mail and/or call front desk and leave message stating your name, the therapist, time of appointment and your reason for cancelling.