January 15, 2021 COVID-19 UPDATE

15 January 2021

15 January 2021

Personal Care Home Update

We are pleased to report there have been no new covid-19 staff cases announced over the past week.  To date, we have had no RHC residents test positive for COVID-19.    We continue to closely monitor our residents, and will test for COVID-19 should any residents develop symptoms.  We are also pleased to announce our PCH outbreak related to an external contracted employee is now over.

Vaccine Update

Planning is underway for our PCH Residents to receive the first dose of the COVID-19

Vaccine on Thursday, January 28th

Residents and/or Substitute Decision Makers will be contacted in the coming week and will be provided with information about the vaccine, including risks and benefits,and asked for informed consent for the vaccine to be administered. 

For further information about the vaccine, please review the following factsheets:

COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines Public Health Factsheet https://manitoba.ca/asset_library/en/covid/covid19_vaccine_factsheet.pdf

COVID-19 Vaccine Reaction Factsheet https://manitoba.ca/asset_library/en/covid/covid19_vaccine_reaction_factsheet.pdf

Personal Care Home Social Visits

As you are aware, Residents have been regularly receiving visits from designated family caregivers.  Visitation is now expanding to include social visits from friends and family.

Beginning on Thursday, January 21 social visitation will resume for Residents residing on 3W and our CD units, using our new outdoor structure.  Visits will be offered 5 days per week (Tuesdays through Saturdays) between the hours of 1-7 pm.  

Social visits for Residents from our Alzheimer’s Centre of Excellence (ACE) are expected to start in the coming weeks in the second outdoor structure, attached to the ACEPavilion, further details to follow.

Please refer to the below map for locations of the outdoor structures.  Pod A is reserved for the Residents of the ACE and Pod B is reserved for our Residents from the CD and 3W units.  

The current health order permits one visitor at a time, and scheduled visits will be 30 minutes in length.  Visits can be booked beginning on Tuesday, January 19th by calling 204-478-6208.

Visitors with booked appointments are asked to present directly to the outdoor structure at the time of the appointment.  Screening will occur at the structure upon entry.

Program/Hospital Update

There have been no new reported staff or patient covid-19 cases on our program/hospital side of Riverview Health Centre.  We continue to closely monitor our patients, and will test for COVID-19 should any patients develop symptoms.

Regular updates will be provided on this web page and our covid-19 phone line.  If you have questions specific to your loved one’s health condition, please contact the nursing staff on the unit.

Thank you for your ongoing understanding and support.  

Sincerely,
RHC Senior Leadership Team