COVID-19 Update

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On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) assessed COVID-19 as a pandemic. COVID-19 is a serious health threat, and the situation is evolving daily. The risk will vary between and within communities, but given the increasing number of cases in Canada, the risk to Canadians is considered high. Those who are infected with COVID-19 may have little to no symptoms. You may not know you have symptoms of COVID-19 because they are similar to a cold or flu. Symptoms have included: cough, fever, difficulty breathing, pneumonia in both lungs. At this time, a vaccine or therapy to treat or prevent this disease has not yet been developed.

If you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19, please complete the COVID-19 online self-assessment tool.

Call the Health Link at 8-1-1 for more information.

W H A T   W E   A R E   D O I N G

As the global COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, protecting the health and well-being of our clients, families, and caregivers are always our top priority. We have strengthened our existing protocols, and have equipped all our caregivers with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to maintain infection control during their practice. Our dedicated Registered Nurses are doing everything they can to support, continuously educate, and screen individuals, to aid limit the spread of the virus and ultimately, flatten the curve. We strictly adhere to the most current provincial guidelines set by the Medical Health Officer. We are very grateful to our staff for their tremendous efforts, commitment, and dedication to care.

We currently have NO confirmed cases of COVID-19 amongst caregivers or clients.

W H A T   W E   H A V E   I N   P L A C E

The following policies and resources are made available to guide our practice during the whole duration of the pandemic.

Safe Operations Policy | Home Care Safety | Screening Guidelines | Testing Guidelines

Self-Isolation and Self-Monitoring Guidelines | Return to Work Policy

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