As you may be aware, Premier Ford announced earlier this afternoon that Ontario will be moving into Grey (Lockdown), province-wide on Saturday December 26th, 2020.
Niagara has experienced a 66% jump in new cases compared to the previous 7 days. As you can well imagine, the Long-Term Care and Retirement Home sectors have been hit hard. Positive cases in buildings like ours are highly problematic for several reasons.
As per guidelines set forth by the Ministry of Seniors & Accessibility and the Retirement Home Regulatory Authority, residents are not permitted to leave the building at this time, other than for essential medical appointments.
General visits are also prohibited however, essential visits may continue even in a lockdown. The only time this may change is if Public Health adds further restrictions. If this should occur, we will contact you as soon as possible. Please continue to schedule your essential visits through our office at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 905-834-0322. We encourage anyone who may be an essential visitor to take added precautions and be sure to cancel your visit if you are feeling any symptoms or if you have been in contact with anyone who is a probable or suspected case of Covid-19.
We thank you for your support and patience through this next phase.
Take care and have a safe Christmas Holiday.