December 6, 2021 COVID-19 Update

6 December 2021

December 6, 2021

Dear Families,


We continue to have no cases of COVID-19 in our resident or patient populations, and no cases in our staff. 

Our gastrointestinal (GI) outbreak on CD3, one of our PCH units, was declared over Dec. 2nd

We do have one positive case of RSV (a respiratory virus) on CD4, one of our PCH units.  At this time, this is not considered an outbreak because there is just the one case.  The resident is on isolation precautions, and all residents on the unit are being monitored closely.  Enhanced cleaning is occurring on the unit, and further measures will be put into place if needed. 

We continue to have active cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba, so we all must remain vigilant with hand hygiene, maintaining physical distancing, wearing of PPE as provided (both the mask and eye shield throughout your visit) and staying away when even slightly ill.

Visiting over the holidays:

  • Please book your visits for over the holidays as soon as you can, at 204-478-6208, Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 pm. Visit bookings will end at noon on Dec. 24th and will not open again until Dec. 29th.
    • POD visits for those non-fully vaccinated DFC & ECP over the holidays are as follows:
      • Dec. 24th 1:00- 4:00 p.m.
      • Dec. 25 from 1:00-7:00 p.m.
      • Dec. 26 from 1:00-7:00 p.m.
      • Dec. 28-31 normal hours (1:00- 7:00 p.m.)
      • Jan. 1 from 1:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Designated Family Caregivers/Essential Care Partners: visiting hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • General Visitors: visiting hours are from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Visits from children under and older than 12 years of age who are not yet fully vaccinated are not allowed. Virtual visits are available and encouraged.
  • Due to physical distancing requirements, you are reminded that only 2 people along with the resident/patient can be accommodated in the resident’s/patient’s room or in the POD.
  • Please continue to follow the directions regarding the sectioned off area of the cafeteria for family/visitor use.  This space is available on off-peak hours from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and after 1:30 p.m.  Residents and patients are not allowed to join you in the cafeteria.
  • Please adhere to the rules – no food or beverages in the Solarium.
  • 3rd dose booster vaccinations are available.  You are encouraged to get yours as soon as you are eligible (6 months after your second dose).

Thank you for helping us to keep everyone safe. 

Be well.

RHC Leadership