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St. Joseph's Care Group

Visitor Precautions

Outpatient Appointments

The following COVID-19 precautions are applicable to outpatient appointments at these sites:

  • St. Joseph's Hospital
  • Sister Margaret Smith Centre
  • St. Joseph's Health Centre
  • Balmoral Centre

Effective May 25, 2023, masking will no longer be required in public areas. Masks must still be worn during appointments and while visiting inpatient areas

Required Precautions

  • Self-Screen for COVID before entering
  • Surgical masks provided by St. Joseph's Care Group are required to be worn during appointments and while visiting inpatient areas.

Recommended Precautions

  • Clean your hands often
  • Wear a mask
  • Physicial Distance


  • 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 COVID before entering the building.


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
  • Decreased or loss of smell or taste
  • Shortness of breath

For visitor information on Hospital Inpatient & 24/7 Programs, Seniors' Supportive Housing or Long-Term Care Homes, please follow their respective links.

-- Updated: September 26, 2023 --

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