February 18, 2022 COVID-19 Update

18 February 2022

Family Update February 18, 2022

COVID-19 Update:

Outbreak(s) at RHC:

  • Update on the Outbreak on A2 in our Personal Care Home
    • There are twelve residents who are positive and 0 swabs pending
    • There are no staff positive cases linked to this outbreak
    • Symptomatic & COVID positive residents are on Enhanced isolation precautions
    • All residents are doing well at this time
    • Restricted resident movement between A and B side is in place
    • Cohorting of staff to one side as best possible (do not have staff cross between A & B sides) is occurring
    • Visitation is restricted until the outbreak is considered stabilized
    • Enhanced cleaning of high touch areas at least twice daily and when visibly soiled is in place
    • PPE donning/doffing station is in place in the vestibule outside of AB2 unit
  • Update on the Outbreak on AB1 in our Personal Care Home
    • There are 5 residents who are currently positive for COVID-19 and two who are COVID-19 recovered
    • There is 1 resident swab pending
    • At this time, visitation is restricted on AB1 until all swab results are back and the outbreak is considered stable
    • All residents are doing well
    • At this time no staff cases have been linked to this outbreak
    • All residents are on enhanced isolation precautions
    • BID (twice daily) symptom monitoring will continue; if residents develop new symptoms, a repeat NP swab will be done
  • Update on our outbreak on CD4 in our Personal Care Home
    • All 14 residents who have tested positive on the C-side are no COVID-19 recovered
    • The 7 residents who were negative will be re-swabbed on Sunday per direction from Infection Prevention & Control, and pending any new positives, this outbreak should be declared over by the end of the month
    • There are no positive cases in staff linked to this outbreak
    • BID (twice daily) symptom monitoring will continue; if residents develop new symptoms, a repeat NP swab will be done
    • CD4 is closed to admissions
    • Visitation is restricted until the outbreak is over
  • The outbreak on 3E Palliative Care was declared over on February 16th
  • We are continuing to do BID (twice a day) symptom monitoring because of close contact on most of the units throughout the building

Staffing:

  • We continue to have staff who have tested positive for COVID-19, community acquired as well as staff who are recovering and returning to work

DFC/ECP:

  • Due to the ongoing outbreaks on AB1, A2 and CD4 in our PCH, DFC and General Visitors are restricted one these units at this time until swab results are known and the outbreaks are considered stabilized
  • DFC/ECP may not eat or drink together with the resident/patient
    • DFC/ECP may eat/drink in the designated spots in the cafeteria, maintaining physical distancing, remove mask and eye protection carefully, including hand hygiene.  After eating/drinking, perform hand hygiene and don mask and eye protection.  Six feet/two metres must be maintained at any time PPE is removed
    • DFC/ECP once screened, are to go directly to the resident’s/patient’s room without prolonged interaction with others
    • All visits are in-room only at this time

Thank you all for your support and diligence as we navigate our way through this Omicron wave of the pandemic. Be well.

RHC Leadership

Please view the visitation documents below:

https://rhc.mb.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/covid-19-expanded-visitation-phase-one-letter-ltc.pdf

https://rhc.mb.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/covid-19-pch-visitation-form-eng-1.pdf