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St. Joseph's Care Group

Visitor Precautions

Precautions for Visiting & Appointments

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Required Precautions
Required Precautions
Self-Screening
Self-Screening
Outbreak
Outbreak Information
Information
Helpful Information
Appointments
Outpatient Appointments
Apartments
Seniors' Housing

Visiting precautions may change at any time, without prior notice. If you are feeling unwell, please postpone your visit until feeling better.

Required Precautions

  • Self-Screen for illness and symptoms before entering, stay home when aren't feeling well
  • Clean your hands often
  • Maintain two metres (six feet) of physical distancing from all other residents, staff and visitors

Masking is required by Visitors and Caregivers:

  • When visiting inpatient clients at St. Joseph’s Hospital in their rooms.
  • When entering Hogarth Riverview Manor or Bethammi Nursing Home. Caregivers and visitors are strongly recommended to wear masks at all times, but may remove their masks when visiting a resident in their room or when eating or drinking with a resident in communal spaces.

Self-Screening

Do not enter if you are experiencing any new or worsening symptoms, as listed below, which are not related to any known condition(s) you have.

Stay home until ALL of the following apply:

  • No fever
  • Symptoms have been improving for at least 24 hours (48 hours for gastrointestinal symptoms)
  • No development of additional symptoms

ONE (1) or more of the following:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Runny nose or nasal congestion
  • Gastrointestinal symptoms (such as vomiting or diarrhea)

TWO (2) or more of the following:

  • Headache
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Muscle aches or joint pain
  • Sore Throat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Decreased or loss of smell or taste

Visiting Restrictions During an Outbreak

  • General Visiting is paused in the location of the outbreak
  • Caregivers can continue to visit during an outbreak and while the client/resident is self-isolating or symptomatic.
Outbreak Status

All institutional outbreaks are published by the Thunder Bay District Health Unit: https://www.tbdhu.com/outbreakstatus

Helpful Information

Outpatient Appointments

  • Clients attending outpatient appointments can have one companion accompany them for appointments.
  • Clients attending the Outpatient Palliative Care Clinic may have two companions.
  • Companions must also self-screen for illness before entering the building.

Seniors' Supportive Housing

  • Please follow the COVID-19 screening process at the apartment you are visiting.
  • Clean your hands often
  • Physicial Distance
Simple Steps to Stay Safe
Simple Steps To Keep Our Clients Safe (Click to Enlarge)

-- Updated: December 13, 2023 --

 
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