Other Congregate Living Settings

Ministry of Health Guidance Documents

Group Homes, Co-Living Settings, Shelters, and Residential Treatment Centres

* The new document is aligned with the government’s COVID-19 Action Plan for Vulnerable People, released on April 23, 2020, and replaces the former guidance documents for Group Homes and Co-Living Settings, Guidance for Homeless Shelters, and Guidance for Community-Based Mental Health and Addictions Service Providers in Residential Settings. 


Ministry of Children Community and Social Services

Public Health Ontario Resources 

Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC)

Public Health Ontario has posted a webinar, Foundations of COVID-19 Prevention and Control for Congregate Living Settings. The recording of the webinar and the presented slides are available here.

IPAC Checklists for Congregate Living Settings

General IPAC:

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):

General cleaning and disinfection:


Screening and Testing

Screening for Shelters