January 21, 2022 COVID-19 Update

21 January 2022

Family Update January 21, 2022

COVID-19 Update:• The number of cases in Winnipeg continue to grow.  We are working extremely hard to prevent illness and spread of COVID-19 within our facility, but we need your help.  DFC/ECPs please continue to follow the must do’s and don’ts from Jan. 14 update – thank you! 

Outbreak(s) at RHC:• We continue to have an Outbreak of COVID-19 on CD3 in our PCHo Currently there continue to be two residents who are positive. These residents are all isolating in their rooms and are on enhanced droplet precautions to reduce the risk of spreado CD3 is a red zone so no visitation can occur at this time• We are continuing to do BID (twice a day) symptom monitoring because of close contact on the majority of units throughout the building

Staffing:• We now have 83 staff who have tested positive for COVID-19 and 55 staff have been cleared to return to work

Vaccinations: • The Importance of a Third Dose:o The COVID-19 Vaccine remains our best protection against severe illness. o With each vaccine dose you receive, you dramatically reduce your risk of hospitalization, ICU admission and even death. o Do your part to keep yourself safe and to protect your patient/resident family member, our staff, and our community. • Vaccines are widely available. Get your booster as soon as possible. • The RBC Site at the Convention Centre is open again for walk-ins.  Please get your 3rd dose (or 1st or 2nd dose) as soon as you can. Second dose for 5-11 yr. olds are also available. 

DFC/ECP:• An additional change in the LTC Visitation Principles from Shared Health:DFC/ECP may not eat or drink together with the resident/patientDFC/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 removedDFC/ECP once screened, are to go directly to the resident’s/patient’s room without prolonged interaction with others

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

Be well.

RHC Leadership