Infectious Diseases


Important Health Notices on COVID-19

The Ministry of Health relies on the AOM to disseminate ministry information to all AOM members during a health emergency such as an outbreak or pandemic. The AOM monitors outbreaks and alerts midwives as soon as possible with the relevant available information to assist in the next phase of planning and implementation for a specific outbreak:

Information for clients

Midwives continue to provide uninterrupted service to their clients. Midwives are screening their clients for respiratory symptoms (fever, cough, difficulty breathing) and travel or contact history, however midwives are NOT currently ordering testing for COVID-19. If you are a midwifery client with mild respiratory symptoms, please do not present yourself at clinic. Instead, call ahead and make alternate arrangements with your midwife. If you have severe breathing difficulties (or any other emergency), please call 9-1-1. If you have respiratory symptoms AND have traveled to an area impacted by COVID-19 in the 14 days prior to the onset of your symptoms, or have had close contact with a person with symptoms and a travel history, please call your local public health unit or Telehealth 1-866-797-0000.

Information for midwives

AOM resources

Members only resources:


Clinical guidance re: COVID-19 and pregnancy

Ministry and government updates

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