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COVID-19 Update June 17 2020

McCormick Care Group – COVID-19 Update

Monday, June 17, 2020

This is a McCormick Care Group – COVID-19 Update for Wednesday, June 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.

Today, we held our first virtual Zoom family call to review the new outdoor visitor guidelines that will take effect on June 18, 2020.  We had more than 70 participants join in, and I want to thank those who provided feedback and were able to take part.

As discussed, on our website you will find the Family Visitor Guidelines and Education Resources that must be reviewed and adhered to at all times to ensure the safety of residents, families and staff.  Maintaining a COVID-19-free environment is our continuing goal.

Please note, you will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test.  You can submit a screenshot copy of your results to Tanya Pol, Administrator at Please indicate who your loved one is when you send the documentation in.  Once you have proof your result is negative, an outdoor visit will be scheduled.  As discussed during our meeting today, visitors are not permitted to enter the home, including for the use of washroom facilities (as directed by the ministry), so please ensure you have taken a hygiene break before your visit.

We kindly ask that you arrive for your scheduled visit no more than five minutes in advance, refrain from bringing children or pets (except service animals), or outdoor food and beverages.  Please ensure you have a mask or face covering to wear during your visit.

Please review the documents provided, and if you have any questions, feel free to ask.

By following these important guidelines, you are helping to support the success of implementing stage-one visiting safely.  Your continued cooperation will enable the ministry to introduce a more relaxed visitor protocol for all residents and families of long-term care.

We thank you again for your patience and support.

Thank you,

Tanya Pol,