COVID-19

CPA Head Office
Serving our members remains a priority. At this time staff are working remotely in an effort to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and are available to help you with any needs you may have. While staff will access their voice messages on a regular basis during normal working hours (e.g., 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET), to serve you best we ask CPA members to also provide an email address where they can be reached.

CPA will follow the advice of public health agencies and return to normal business operations when it is appropriate and safe to do so.

Upcoming in-person meetings of the CPA Board as well as the CJP Editorial Board that were planned for early April have been cancelled in favour of virtual meetings.

At this time, there is no plan to cancel the annual conference, though the CPA is exploring options in the event that the situation does not improve by the early fall.

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Latest Resources CPHO
There are a number of updated resources available on our website for the public, as well as for health professionals, including our Outbreak Update and the COVID-19 Virtual Assistant: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19):
Chief Public Health Officer of Canada’s Report on the State of Public Health in Canada 2020, From risk to resilience: An equity approach to COVID-19
NEW! Evidence Brief on SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in patients that retest RT-PCR positive
NEW! PHAC Agent-Based Model on COVID-19
UPDATED! Non-medical masks and face coverings: About
UPDATED! Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Travel restrictions, exemptions and advice
o ArriveCAN App – Use ArriveCAN to provide mandatory travel information required for entry into Canada.
Ad-hoc COVID-19 Clinical Pharmacology Task Group

Canada Communicable Disease Report (CCDR)
Laboratory response checklist for infectious disease outbreaks—preparedness and response considerations for emerging threats
Canadian Public Health Laboratory Network: Prioritized support for northern, remote and isolated communities in Canada
Descriptive epidemiology of deceased cases of COVID-19 reported during the initial wave of the epidemic in Canada, January 15 to July 9, 2020
What increases and decreases the risk of COVID-19 outbreaks in the workplace
• Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Guidance documents For Health Professionals
o NEW! Preliminary guidance on key populations for early COVID-19 immunization
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Awareness resources
o NEW! What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine for Canada
o UPDATED! COVID-19: How to safely use a non-medical mask or face covering
o COVID-19: Practise public health measures (video)

COVID-19 Alert App
Health Canada has launched a COVID-19 exposure notification app. The COVID Alert app is a free download in the App Store and Google Play Store.

Practice Resources
Prioritizing COVID-19 vaccination for people with severe mental illness
Two-page handout for medical and non-medical personnel on providing brief psychological counselling during the pandemic
Ask a Librarian: COVID-19 (Joule)
ECHO Coping with COVID program
CPG Infobase (Joule)
Economic support measures announced by the federal government (MD Financial)
Framework for Ethical Decision Making During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Medical-legal information (CMPA)
Financial guidance for physicians during COVID-19
Proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
Resources for Psychiatrists
Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire provides insights into moral distress during a crisis
Palliative care resources
Royal College examinations and provisional licensing (Royal College)
Telemedicine and virtual care guidelines (RCPSC)
Virtual Care Playbook (CMA, Royal College and College of Family Physicians of Canada)
Factors Associated With Mental Health Outcomes Among Health Care Workers Exposed to Coronavirus Disease 2019
Free online crisis training for essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic
19 key recommendations to pave the way for virtual care in Canada
Virtual services and good virtual care practice videos
PPE COVID-19 Supply Council
Navigating Medical Emergencies: An interactive guide to patient management
Helping workplaces prevent the spread and reopen for business. Guidance from the Government of Canada now available.
Small businesses financial planning advice amid COVID-19 hotline
Guidance for providers of services for people experiencing homelessness (in the context of COVID-19)
National laboratory testing indication guidance for COVID-19
Infection prevention and control for COVID-19: Interim guidance for outpatient and ambulatory care settings
World Psychiatric Association: Psychiatry and the COVID19 Pandemic position statement
Disability Tax Credit Guide
CPP Disability Guide
Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse (CRISM) rapid guidance documents address urgent needs of people who use substances
Readiness assessment for delivering in person care
Operational requirements for in person care
Re-opening your practice during COVID-19 UPDATE: Determining which services to resume
Presentation: Infection Prevention & Control (IPAC) Management of COVID-19 in Long-term Care July 9, 2020
ECHO Coping with COVID (Wednesdays 12:30-1:30pm EST and Fridays 2:00-3:00pm EST)

Mental Health Resources

Royal Society of Canada working group report on the relationship of COVID-19 and the mental health of Canadians
Increased risk of COVID-19 infection and mortality in people with mental disorders: analysis from electronic health records in the United States
Suicide Prevention During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic
Psychiatric and neuropsychiatric syndromes and COVID-19

Mental health before and during the COVID-19 pandemic: a longitudinal probability sample survey of the UK population
Wellness Support Line: 24/7 mental health support and counselling to physicians, residents, medical students and their immediate family
A clinician’s guide: managing COVID-19 stress and anxiety
Crisis training for essential workers during COVID-19
Guide to Preventing and Addressing Social Stigma (WHO)
How to reach out to your provincial physician health program
How to talk to your kids about COVID-19: Considerations for health care providers
Guide to Field Workers on Psychological First Aid (WHO)
Impacts of COVID-19 on Substance Use
Mental health and COVID-19 Resources for health care workers
Stress and Coping
Psychosocial Considerations of COVID-19
Peer support recommendations to help frontline healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic
IACAPAP REMEMBER Surviving the Pandemic with Your Children
The Working Mind COVID-19 Self-care & Resilience Guide
Webinar Series: Mental Health & COVID-19
WellCan: Free mental health digital resource for all Canadians
WHO Technical Guidance on mental health considerations during the COVID-19 outbreak (WHO)
Psychological first aid: techniques to reduce distress
Lessons from an astronaut: how to stay resilient in isolation
How leaders can support team resilience in a pandemic
Rapid poll survey on PPE supplies and the impact of COVID on physicians mental health
Maintaining Your Family’s Well Being During the Pandemic
Suicide Prevention: Considerations for Temporary Transitions to online Support Groups
Coping With Stress, Anxiety, And Substance Use During Covid-19 [infographic]
The First Nations Mental Wellness Continuum
International Coronavirus (COVID-19) Mental Health Resources
A Canadian Psychiatrist’s Hockey Lessons for Coping with COVID-19 Anxiety
Alcohol and the Immune System: 4 Things You Should Know
June 6th Webinar: Mental Health in the COVID-19 Pandemic (link to registration)
COVID-19 and Eating Disorders: FAQ Page and Helpline
COVID-19 Youth Mental Health Resource Hub
Wellness Support Line
Mindfulness workshops (LIVE) July 21 | July 29 | August 5
COVID-19: Child and Adolescent Mental Healthcare – Disruption or Evolution? – July 20, 2020
COVID-19 and Mental Health (CMH) Initiative

Public Health Resources
PHAC
CCOHS
WHO
Questions and Answers on COVID-19
Notice to Health Care Professionals on reprocessing of N-95 respirators

Member Resources
Relief measures for clients of the Personal Insurance
Organizational Health Fundamentals During the Pandemic

Other Miscellaneous Resources
Connect with the right virtual health solution for your needs
Watch a video on mental health and Covid-19 prepared by Dr. Emmanuel Stip for his population of colleagues, students and teachers in the United Arab Emirates.
WHO COVID-19 Information Mobile App for Android or iOS
COVID-19 Virtual Assistant: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
Use of non-medical cloth masks or face coverings in community settings
Supplying the Canadian healthcare sector in response to COVID-19
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Prevention and risks
Coronavirus disease: False and misleading claims
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Travel restrictions, exemptions and advice
Non-medical masks or face coverings while travelling on public transportation
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Guidance documents
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Awareness resources
Actions you can take to stop the spread of COVID-19
Physical distancing: Stay 2 metres apart to reduce the spread of COVID-19
Media Smarts: Check First. Share After.
Online tool to help individuals quickly find and understand what financial help is available
How to wear a non-medical mask or face covering properly
Health Canada advises Canadians to help support the continued supply of medications
Health Canada announces another step to accelerate access to health products for COVID-19
Guidance for a strategic approach to lifting restrictive public health measures
Risk mitigation tool for outdoor recreation spaces and activities operating during the COVID-19 pandemic
COVID-19: New requirements for people entering Canada
Urgent Public Health Need Sites (UPHNS) COVID-19 Resources
Mobile Contact Tracing App
Patient Virtual Care Guide
Care of residents in long term care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic: Interim Guidance
Re-Integration of Family Caregivers as Essential Partners in Care in a Time of COVID-19
Increasing Outdoor Play in Early Learning and Child Care in the Context of COVID-19

Share Your Stories from the CPA Front Line of the COVID Pandemic
Do you have a story to share from the front lines of the pandemic and its impact on mental health? Now, it is even easier for CPA members to share their story. CPA has established a Stories from the CPA Frontline online submission form.

CPA wants to share your frontline stories on social media and demonstrate psychiatrists’ leadership to fellow Canadians in this unprecedented time. We look forward to hearing from you.
*Submissions may be edited for length and clarity.