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COVID-19 Update Feb 28 2022

McCormick Care Group – COVID-19 Update

Monday, February 28, 2022

This is a McCormick Care Group update for Monday, February 28, 2022.

As restrictions continue to ease in long-term care homes across the province, please note the following reminders of upcoming targets and requirements within the home:

  • Family members and friends who arrive as general visitors must provide proof of vaccination via the enhanced vaccine certificate with the QR code on each visit to gain entry to the home.
  • Please note that screening will remain in place indefinitely within long-term care given the vulnerable population we serve.
  • Rapid testing will continue daily at McCormick Home. We will re-evaluate the frequency of this testing at the end of March.

If you are an approved essential caregiver, you must submit proof of your enhanced vaccine certificate with the QR code no later than today, Monday, February 28, 2022, or show proof at the door to gain entry to the home.

The next phase of the Reopening Ontario plan is on schedule for March 14, 2022. If we continue to remain on track, these changes will include the following:

  • Resume visits by general visitors under five years old, with no vaccination requirement.
  • Increase limit on the number of visitors (including caregivers) at a time per resident to four.
  • Allow social overnight absences for all residents regardless of their vaccination status.

At this time, vaccination requirements set by the Ministry of Long-Term Care continue to stipulate that all staff, students, caregivers, support workers and volunteers receive their third dose of a COVID-19 vaccination by March 14, 2022, in order to be permitted entry into the home. General visitors require two doses. In the event that the home goes into outbreak or further restrictions return, general visitors will not be allowed to enter the home.

Updates will be provided as information becomes available.

Thank you

Tanya Pol