November 4th 2021, Update COVID-19

5 November 2021

November 4, 2021
Dear Families,


Updates


Mandatory Vaccination for Designated Family Caregivers (DFC for residents of the personal care home): We received direction today from the Provincial Pandemic Operations Table that DFC will be required to be fully vaccinated to spend time in the resident’s room. This new directive will go into effect November 15th. You will be required to show your vaccination status at the screening desk. If you are not yet fully vaccinated or choose not to be vaccinated, you will need to book an appointment, a day ahead at minimum, at 204-478-6208, Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and your visit will be booked in one of the two visitation shelters (PODs), specially designed for this purpose. We are awaiting further direction regarding Essential Care Partners (ECP for patients at RHC) and will share as soon as we know more.


Third (Booster) Dose vaccination: has been completed at RHC for all those who were eligible.


Visiting Reminder:
• Designated Family Caregivers/Essential Care Partners: visiting hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
• General Visitors: visiting hours are from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.


General visitors, please continue to book an appointment, a day ahead at minimum, at 204-478-6208, Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Visits from children under 12 are still not recommended, as they haven’t had the opportunity to be vaccinated yet. Please remember to sign out at the end of your visit. Please continue to monitor for any signs of illness and do not come if you are even slightly ill. Please call to cancel your booked visit. Medical masks and eye protection will continue to be provided at the front entrance when you are screened and are required inside and outside. Due to physical distancing requirements, you are reminded that only 2 people along with the resident/patient can be accommodated in the resident’s/patient’s room.

Thank you for your attention to the guidelines and for your ongoing support. Be well.


RHC Leadership