August 16th 2021, COVID-19 Update

16 August 2021

August 16, 2021

Dear Families,

Updates

Visiting hours are being extended to 8:00 p.m. daily, effective August 17th.  Outdoor and POD visits continue to be the safest way to visit.  General visitors, please continue to book an appointment, a day ahead at minimum, at 204-478-6208, Monday to Friday between 8:30 and 4:00.  Visits from children under 12 are still not recommended, as they haven’t had the opportunity to be vaccinated yet. 

Please continue to monitor for any signs of illness and do not come if you are even slightly ill.  Please call to cancel your booked visit.

A reminder that in health care settings, including Riverview Health Centre, masks continue to be required.  Medical masks and eye protection will continue to be provided at the front entrance when you are screened. Masks are to be worn inside and outside when visiting or going for a walk, to help keep your family members and yourselves healthy as physical distancing isn’t always maintained and not all residents and patients can wear a mask. 

As family designated caregivers/essential care partners and visitors in a health care setting, masks continue to be recommended as you interact in the community and with the public at large. 

If you are not yet fully vaccinated, we strongly encourage you to make an appointment and note that some Supersites are accepting walk-in and appointment bookings.  Please consider the benefits of the COVID-19 vaccine not only for your own protection but also for the health and protection of your loved ones. 

Thank you for your attention to the guidelines and for your ongoing support.

Be well. 

RHC Leadership