July 8, 2021 COVID-19 Update

8 July 2021

July 8, 2021

Dear Families,

We have a few updates and reminders that we wanted to share with you.  Currently, we do not have any COVID-19 cases in residents/patients or staff.  We do, however, need to keep our guard up, and continue to follow all protocols as two clusters of the Delta variant were just confirmed yesterday in two communities outside of Winnipeg.   All Designated Family Caregivers/Essential Care Partners and General Visitors must be screened at the main front entrance each time you visit regardless of whether you are visiting inside or outside.  We must all follow Public Health recommendations including hand hygiene (especially before and after putting on and taking off your mask and eye shield) wearing of PPE – masks and eye shields even when outside, and maintaining physical distance of 6 ft/2m regardless of where you are visiting.  We will continue to keep a log of your visits for contact tracing if it were to be required. Thank you for doing your part; we must continue to be cautious and diligent to prevent an outbreak. 

Outdoor and “Pod” visits are still preferred and are the safest way to visit.  Designated Family Caregivers/Essential Care Partners are encouraged to be vaccinated and when you show proof of vaccination, you can visit, two at a time even when you reside in different households.  General Visitors must continue to show proof of full vaccination (both doses, at least 14 days after the second dose) each time you visit. 

We continue to ask that General Visitors book an appointment, preferably at minimum one day ahead of when you would like to come.  Please call 204-478-6208, Monday – Friday 8:30-4:30 to book an appointment. Keep in mind that we may need to ask you to choose a day later in the week or a time later in the day, as we manage the numbers of visitors on site at any given time. General Visitors may book a visit outside, but all visitors must be screened at the front entrance, not just the person coming in to get the resident/patient.  And all must be masked when visiting outside, including when taking your loved one for a walk.

As visitation and programming is expanding, we must all continue to take every possible precaution to protect the health of your loved ones.  Please get vaccinated if you haven’t already. The vaccine that is available to you is the best vaccine to get.  Please pre-screen at home and cancel your visit if you are even a little unwell. Please wear the PPE provided for the duration of your visit, inside and outside. Please review the information provided on the proper use of PPE and how to don and doff safely.

Thank you for your continued support and diligence – it is this partnership that assists us to keep everyone as safe as possible.

RHC Leadership