December 20th, 2021 COVID-19 Update21 December 2021
We have been made aware that two health care workers at Riverview Health Centre within our hospital units have tested positive for COVID-19. These two cases are not linked to each other.
Public Health, Occupational Health, and Infection Prevention and Control are working together to investigate these cases, and follow up on any identified close contacts. At this time, there is no evidence of any exposure in the workplace and therefore we anticipate the risk is low.
Nurses will perform symptom and temperature checks twice each day for any potentially affected Patients/Residents, and anyone with symptoms will be placed on isolation precautions and tested. All Health Care Workers are required to self-screen for any symptoms prior to attending work, and in both of these cases, symptoms did not develop until several hours after the end of their shift.
At this time we will not be suspending essential care partner visitation, and our patients are not required to isolate in their rooms. We will continue to actively screen essential care partners upon arrival, and provide appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) as per current practice.
We appreciate this is unsettling news for our Patients, Families and Staff of Riverview Health Centre. Please be assured that we have moved quickly to investigate this situation. The health of our patients, residents and employees is our top priority.
Thank you for your ongoing cooperation and understanding.
RHC Senior Leadership Team