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COVID-19 Cases at UHN

Number of patients on an intensive care unit: 1
Number of patients on an inpatient unit: 44

Total number of COVID-19 cases at UHN hospitals: 45

Last Updated: May 19, 2022 (8:30 am)

UHN Toronto Western COVID-19 Assessment Centre

QR Code for Online Booking for Covid Testing

Testing by online booking only — no walk-ins. Book your COVID-19 test appointment using our online form

Or use the QR code to connect to the booking form »

Visit our COVID-19 Assessment Centre page for hours, location and current testing criteria »


 
Caring Safely During COVID-19

UHN continues to manage our activities to balance the needs of our patients with public health measures. This helps us ensure we are keeping our patients and TeamUHN safe, and ensures we reserve capacity for any potential increase in COVID-19 patients. UHN continues to monitor the COVID-19 rates in the community and its impact on ICU capacity, and we will adjust our surgical and procedural services as-needed. Patients will be informed directly by their clinic of any changes to appointments. We will continue to keep you informed as the situation evolves.


How We're Keeping You Safe

We know the service delays that have been caused by COVID-19 have led to anxiety for some patients and their families. We thank you for your ongoing patience and cooperation.

We continue to ensure we have the ability to maintain:

  • proper physical distancing inside UHN spaces
  • a safe supply of essential drugs
  • a safe supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) for staff, patients and essential care partners

Our emergency departments remain open for in-person and virtual visits. If your scheduled appointment or procedure is changed, you will be notified directly.

Virtual Care

To continue to allow for physical distancing in UHN spaces, and to reduce the amount of people inside our hospitals, UHN will continue to offer virtual visits when safe and appropriate to do so.

Your care team will talk with you about what type of care may be right for you. Learn more about virtual care at UHN.

Toronto General Hospital
  • University Avenue
    • Staff access only; badge access after 11:00 pm
    • Patients with after-hours imaging appointments: please buzz in
  • Elizabeth Street
    • 6:00 am – 11:00 pm; badge access only after-hours
  • Gerrard Street
    • Dialysis patients only:
      Monday to Saturday: 6:00 am – 11:00 pm
      Sunday: Closed
  • MaRS/TGH connection
    • Closed
  • Peter Munk Parking Garage
    • Monday to Friday: 6:00 am – 11:00 pm
      No entry to the hospital. Exit to the street and enter the hospital through an approved entrance.
    • Pedestrian door is locked at 11:00 pm; please retrieve your vehicle before that time
    • After 11:00 pm: Use the Elizabeth Street parking garage
    • Please note — wheelchair-accessible parking for TGH is currently only available at the 200 Elizabeth Street lot, due to COVID-19 entrance restrictions.
Toronto Rehab
  • University Centre
    • Both Elm Street and University Avenue entrances are open
  • Other Toronto Rehab sites
    • One entrance open
Toronto Western Hospital
  • Leonard Street
    • Staff only: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm; badge access only after-hours and weekends
  • Nassau Street
      • Please check the signs and ensure you are waiting in the correct line for TWH and not the COVID Assessment Centre
    • Monday to Friday: 6:00 am – 9:00 pm
    • Weekends: 7:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Bathurst Street
      • Please check the signs and ensure you are waiting in the correct line for TWH and not the COVID Assessment Centre
    • Monday to Friday: 6:00 am – 9:00 pm
    • Weekends: 7:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Krembil Discovery Tower (60 Leonard Avenue)
    • 6:00 am – 10:00 pm; after-hours access unchanged
  • TW/Krembil connection
    • Closed
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
  • 610 University Avenue
      • Please check the signs and ensure you are waiting in the correct line for PMH and not Mt. Sinai.
    • Daily: 6:00 am – 10:00 pm
    • After-hours: Badge access only
  • 620 University Avenue
      • Please check the signs and ensure you are waiting in the correct line for PMH and not Mt. Sinai.
    • Monday - Friday: 6:00 am – 6:00 pm
    • After-hours and weekends: No badge access
  • Murray Street
    • Daily: 6:00 am – 10:00 pm
    • After-hours: Please use the intercom at the entrance for access
  • Ambulatory Waiting Area (sliding doors)
    • Monday - Friday: 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
    • After-hours and weekends: No badge access
  • Mt. Sinai/PM connection
    • Open
Mandatory Vaccination at UHN

We know that vaccinations are key in helping stop the spread of COVID-19. For that reason, as of October 22, 2021, UHN is requiring that everyone coming to our sites is fully vaccinated. This includes staff, contractors, researchers and visitors.

We will be asking for a vaccine receipt along with proof-of-identity as part of our entrance screening. To be considered fully vaccinated, it must be at least 14 days since you received your final dose of a Health Canada-approved COVID-19 vaccine.

If you wish to visit a patient or accompany someone to an appointment, please read our full ECP guidelines and vaccination requirements before coming to the hospital.

This policy does not apply to patients.

Entrance Screening

Everyone entering UHN is being screened for symptoms of COVID-19, recent travel outside of Canada, and close contact with people who have COVID-19.

Patients who have symptoms will still be permitted to access the hospital. Essential Care Partners who have symptoms will not be allowed to enter. Essential Care Partners who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 must still pass our entrance screening.

Please answer the entrance screening questions honestly. If you do not "pass" the screening, it does not mean you won't be allowed to enter. Screening staff will talk to you about taking extra precautions to keep you, other patients, and our staff safe.

Everyone must also clean their hands using the hand sanitizer provider, and put on a mask. Read our masking policy.

If you are a cancer patient with COVID-19 symptoms, exposure or confirmed diagnosis, click here for an important message about entrance screening and your appointment »

Are you receiving cancer treatment or have you had a multi-organ transplant? If you are, in the past 20 days, have you had any of the following symptoms?

For all other people, in the past 10 days, have you had any of the following symptoms?

Symptoms

  • Fever, chills or unexplained headache
  • New or worsening cough
  • Shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, sore throat or difficulty swallowing
  • Runny nose, or stuffy nose without another cause (e.g., allergies)
  • Any trouble walking or moving around, or unexplained falls
  • Nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain
  • Decrease/loss of taste or smell
  • Unexplained fatigue, malaise, muscle aches
  • Eye pain or pink eye
  • Any increase in confusion or delirium

You will also be asked the following questions:

  1. Have you tested positive for COVID-19?
  2. Has a doctor, health care provider, quarantine officer or public health unit indicated that you should currently be isolating (staying at home)?

In the past 14 days,

  1. Have you travelled outside of Canada?
  2. Were you in close contact with someone who travelled outside of Canada?
  3. Were you in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 or who had a new respiratory illness?
  4. Have you received an exposure notice from your COVID-19 alert app?
  5. Have you been discharged from any hospital other than Toronto General, Toronto Western, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre or Toronto Rehab?
  6. Do you live with someone has been asked to stay home because they were exposed to COVID-19?

If your symptoms change, or if you have any additional questions, please call your clinic directly. If you experience severe symptoms, please call 911 or go to your nearest hospital emergency room.

Online Screening Tool for Patients

Use the new online self-screening tool: uhnpatientscreen.ca

  1. When you arrive at the hospital, go to uhnpatientscreen.ca on your mobile device.
  2. Answer the questions about COVID-19 symptoms, close contact, and recent travel.
  3. Show your final screen to our entrance screening staff. This screen will have a date, time and either say PASS, or will ask you to speak further with staff.

Note: this tool is for patients with appointments only. Visitors must be screened by entrance screening staff. If you do not receive a PASS screen, you will still be allowed to enter, but you may be asked take extra precautions to get to your appointment safely.

When to Arrive for Your Appointment
  • When you care provider calls you to confirm your appointment, they will provide you with an arrival time.
  • Please do not try to enter the hospital more than 15 minutes before this arrival time, unless you are required to complete blood work in advance of your appointment.
  • Please be aware that screening at the doors will take extra time.
  • If you arrive early, please wait outside in an area where you can physically distance from others, such as in your vehicle or in an open public space. Please do not stand close to our entrance doors, as this may impact staff and patients who need to enter safely.
Universal Masking
  • Everyone entering UHN must wear a medical mask. If you arrive wearing a cloth or disposable mask from home, screening staff will give you a fresh medical mask to wear instead. If you arrive wearing an N95 respirator or KN95-style mask, screening staff will also offer you a medical mask. We highly recommend that you use our medical masks, as they have undergone quality assessments to ensure they are appropriate for hospital use. Please be aware that there are many counterfeit KN95 and N95 products on the market. We are unable to check the quality of your mask from home when you arrive at UHN. Patients must wear a mask at all times while inside the hospital, including inpatients when leaving their room.
  • This policy also applies to pre-approved visitors, vendors, suppliers and contractors. This helps reduce the spread of COVID-19.
  • Masks are provided at each entrance.
  • Please make sure your mask covers your nose and mouth at all times. Only remove it if you must eat or drink, or at the request of your care team.
  • Mask exemption cards are not accepted at UHN. Medical exemptions will only be considered for patients, and must be pre-approved with the clinic.
On-Site Physical Distancing

UHN has implemented measures at all sites to encourage physical distancing which requires accommodating a distance of at least 2 metres between patients, visitors and staff.

Please follow the guidelines and signs at all our sites to help support this safety measure.

These include:

Waiting Rooms — signs posted and roping off every other chair in waiting rooms if available; more signs for lining up, checking in and waiting safely

Hallways — signs and markers asking you to "walk on the right"

Elevators — signs showing how many people are permitted in each elevator

Line-ups — tape or markers on the floor to show you how far apart to stand

Food Courts — seating is still closed but vendors are open

Public Seating — limited seating is available but we encourage people not to use public seating areas, unless needed


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Information for Clinical Learners, Residents and Fellows, Clinical Preceptors/Instructors, Observerships and Research Participants.

Donate Now

Join TeamUHN and Toronto hospitals in the fight against COVID-19. To treat patients with COVID-19, healthcare workers need the necessary supplies including gowns, gloves, masks and eye protection.

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