Group Home and Shelter Administrators


This guide is to inform and educate group home staff on current recommendations for infection prevention and control measures, to reduce the risk of transmission of microorganisms in group homes settings.

Contact the Communicable Disease Control Program at 705-474-1400 or 1-800-563-2808 ext. 5229 in the event of increased illness at your group home.

Group Homes

Group home infection prevention and control resource manual 

Community Shelters

Community shelter infection prevention and control resource manual 

Group Homes and Community Shelters

How to reach the health unit
Diseases of public health significance list
Outbreak quick reference chart
How to collect a stool specimen

Cleaning and disinfection in community settings

Recommended steps for putting on and taking off personal protective equipment

Fact sheets

Clostridium difficile (C.difficile or C.diff)
Influenza / La grippe
Invasive Group A Streptococcus (iGAS)
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)
Norovirus / Le norovirus
Vacomycin-Resistant Enterococci (VRE)


North Bay

345 Oak Street West

Parry Sound

70 Joseph Street Unit #302

Burk's Falls

17 Copeland Street (by appointment only)