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COVID-19 Update August 12 2021

McCormick Care Group – COVID-19 Update

Thursday, August 12, 2021

This is a McCormick Care Group – COVID-19 Update for Thursday, August 12, 2021.  

As a result of the changes made on July 16, 2021, to the ministry requirements for rapid antigen testing, we have monitored our testing volumes over the past month.  Due to the high level of vaccination rates among our staff and caregivers, the need for rapid antigen testing has dramatically reduced.  In an effort to maximize our staffing and financial resources, the following changes will be implemented in the coming weeks:

  • As of Friday, August 20, 2021, the testing centre will be relocated back to the Family Serenity Room, just inside the home entrance.
  • Effective on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, our screeners will be trained to complete the rapid test and process the results; OR staff/caregivers can be trained to self-swab as per the minister’s directive. If you wish to learn how to complete a self-swab, please e-mail Arlene MacDonald, assistant director of care, at or call 519-432-2648, ext. 2402 to arrange a brief training session.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Tanya Pol,