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COVID-19 Update June 29 2020

McCormick Care Group – COVID-19 Update

Monday, June 29, 2020

This is a McCormick Care Group – COVID-19 Update for Monday, June 29, 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.

On Friday, June 26, 2020, the home received information from the Chief Coroner for Ontario and the Bereavement Authority of Ontario that, as of June 30, 2020, funeral homes across the province can resume normal protocols if a resident death occurs in a long-term care home that is not currently in a COVID-19 outbreak. This announcement means that we at McCormick Home can resume our honour guard ceremony at the front door for deceased residents and that we can again use our traditional palliative quilt as part of this ritual.  The last few months have been particularly challenging as we haven’t been able to say goodbye as we normally would in our time of loss and grief.

Please note that, unless there is an urgent need to do so, there will not be a COVID-19 update on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, due to the Canada Day holiday. Regular communication updates will resume on Friday, July 3, 2020.

We wish you a very happy Canada Day!

Tanya Pol,