McCormick Care Group – COVID-19 Update
Friday, April 17, 2020
This is a McCormick Care Group – COVID-19 Update for Friday, April 17, 2020. We will continue to provide these updates every Monday, Wednesday and Friday as needed.
There are no probable or suspected cases of COVID-19 among our residents or staff at this time.
Please see the Action Plan for Protecting Long-Term Care Homes for a summary of the steps the government has been taking throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit ontario.ca/page/covid-19-action-plan-long-term-care-homes for the full copy.
The ministry has enhanced its screening guidelines for long-term care residents. Your loved one will now be swabbed if they show any signs of the following:
- Fever (temperature of 37.8 degrees Celsius or greater); OR
- Any new or worsening symptoms, such as cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose, sneezing, nasal congestion, hoarse voice, difficulty swallowing, new olfactory or taste disorders, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain; OR
- Any clinical or radiological evidence of pneumonia.