January 22, 2021 COVID-19 Update

22 January 2021

22 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.  

Personal Care Home Social Visits

PCH Visitation has now expanded to include social visits from friends and family.

Beginning Thursday, January 21 social visitation resumedfor 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) will begin on Thursday, January 28th.  These visits will be offered 3 days per week (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays) between the hours of 1-7 pm in thesecond outdoor structure attached to the ACE Pavilion.

Please refer to the map posted on January 15 for locations of the outdoor structures and available parking.  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 to attend at a time, and scheduled visits will be 30 minutes in length.  Visits can be booked 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.  Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be provided for visitors upon entry to the structure.  Our PCH Residents will also be required to wear PPE for the duration of the visit. 

Program/Hospital Update

There have been no new reported staff cases on our program/hospital side of Riverview Health Centre.  

This week, one hospital patient tested positive for COVID-19 upon admission. This patient has had no other close or direct patient interaction. All precautions are in place to prevent spread of the virus, and therefore no staff have experienced exposure at this time. 

We continue to closely monitor our patients, and will test for COVID-19 should any patients develop symptoms.


Vaccine Update

Planning is underway for our PCH and Chronic Care Residents to receive the first dose of

The COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccine on Thursday, January 28th.  The second dose has been 

scheduled for  Friday, February 19th.  Immunizations will be administered by a team of 

Nurses from Riverview Health Centre.

Regular updates will continue to 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 contactthe nursing staff on the unit.

Thank you for your ongoing understanding and support.

Sincerely,
RHC Senior Leadership Team