Changes to Masking requirements – Effective October 13, 2023

With the respiratory virus season returning, we are implementing some precautionary masking protocols as per the guidelines below:

Staff and Service Providers:

Medical Masks are now required for all staff and service providers to wear while caring for/assisting residents.  To clarify, medical masks are required to be worn in all resident accessible areas of the home.   Once you pass the kitchen entrance, please ensure you have a mask on.  Masks are not required to be worn while in the kitchen, staff room, laundry room or offices except when a resident enters the office area. 

Visitors and Essential Caregivers:

Masks are strongly recommended but not mandatory for general visitors and caregivers when visiting residents that are not in isolation.  Masks are available at the front entrance.

Outbreak / Isolation:

In outbreak situations, or if a resident is on Additional Precautions, all individuals are required to comply with masking and other personal protective equipment requirements as directed by the outbreak management team and the local public health unit.

If you are feeling unwell and/or are experiencing respiratory symptoms, please do not visit the home until your symptoms subside.   It is recommended that you wait 10 days after the onset of your symptoms before entering any long term care home.   Thank you for your understanding and help in trying to keep our residents and staff virus free.

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