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On November 25th, 2020 The Convalescent Home of Winnipeg's COVID-19 Outbreak was declared over.  Only 1 Staff member had tested positive, is now well and cleared to work.  No Residents or other Staff members were affected. We continue with our screening program where all staff members self screen before coming to work and are screened at point of entry prior to their shift.  Residents continue to be monitored as well.  All staff who are in contact with Residents will continue wearing personal protective equipment to prevent any potential transmission between staff members and Residents.  All in-person visiting has been suspended due to the Public Health Code Red Status for Manitoba.  Exceptional circumstances such as end of life visits will be reviewed and arranged by the Nursing Team.  Virtual visits will continue; call time modifications may have to be made and Recreation Staff will be in touch if rescheduling is necessary.

We appreciate your concern for your loved one. The care and wellbeing of our Residents and our staff are our top priorities.  If you have questions regarding your loved one's condition, please contact the unit nursing staff. Phone numbers and extensions are:  Main Line: 204-453-4663 ext. 200. Unit 2:  204-453-4663 ext. 212, Unit 3: 204-453-4663 ext. 213, and Unit 4:  204-453-4663 ext. 214. 

We very much appreciate the words of support for our team that we continue to receive from families and friends.  We need each other's support and encouragement now more that ever!  If you have questions or concerns about your own health, contact Health Links-Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or toll free at 1-888-315-9257.

Stay safe and keep well.

Code Red Visitor Restrictions

Effective Immediately

Visitor Category

General Advice

Specific Details

Virtual Visits

HIGHLY ENCOURAGED

Family/Friend Visitors

-  By appointment only scheduled with  familyvisit@tchw.com

-  Maximum of one virtual visit per week per family/friend visitor – priority will be given to “Designated Family Visitors”

Designated Family Visitors



During Code Red Restrictions only those designated visitors deemed to be providing essential care to a Resident will be permitted to visit.  "Essential Care" is defined as help with personal hygiene, dressing, assistance with meals etc.

For our Residents no designated visitors are recognized as providing "essential" care.

Designated family caregiver(s)* may visit as per scheduled appointment

*Up to two individuals may be identified by Resident/ delegate but only one (1) may visit at a time during a Code Red status being in effect.

-  By appointment only scheduled with familyvisit@tchw.com

-  One visitor per visit per Resident

-  Maximum of one visit per week per Designated Family Visitor

-  Screening Before Entry

-  Non-medical or medical mask required (must bring your own/worn at all times)

-  Hand Hygiene

-  Escorted to/from visitation room to minimize touch surfaces

-  No physical touching of Resident

-  Physical distancing rules must be respected at all times

End of Life (Indoor visit) – Last two weeks of life

Designated family caregiver(s) [Up to two may be identified by Resident/ delegate] may visit as determined/arranged with the nursing care team. Both may visit at same time if physical distancing can be maintained.

In addition, up to two (2) general visitors may be permitted at a time (pre-arranged with nursing care team), if physical distancing can be maintained.

-  As arranged with nursing care team

-  Screening Before Entry

-  Non-medical or medical mask required (must bring your own/worn at all times)

-  Hand Hygiene

-  Escorted to/from visitation room to minimize touch surfaces

-  Physical distancing rules must be respected at all times

General Visitors – Indoor/Outdoor Visits

None

-  Visits Suspended


Resident Deliveries & Gifts

For those who want to deliver items to their loved one, please adhere to the following; Items must be in their original packaging including food items. Packaging must be durable (non-paper type).  Items will be disinfected when received and delivered to the Residents(s) by Reception.  Clothing items need to be new or clean upon arrival.  These will be sent directly to laundry for labeling and cleaning prior to being sent to the Residents' units. Homemade food items in reusable containers, plants, flowers or any other non-cleanable item will not be accepted as they cannot be properly disinfected.   Items for delivery can be dropped off at the front door (Reception) between 8 AM-3:30 PM Monday to Friday only (no deliveries will be accepted during the weekends, evenings or holidays).  Note that home-made food items in reusable containers, plants, flowers, fruit, or any other non-cleanable item will not be accepted as they cannot be properly disinfected.    

At this time, the public health orders apply to public places and workplaces, follow good social distancing practices as recommended by public health including:

o minimizing prolonged (more than 10 minutes), close (less than two meters/six feet) contact between other individuals in public;
o avoiding greetings that involve touching such as handshakes;
o disinfecting frequently used surfaces;
o staying home if you are sick;
o following public health advice related to self-monitoring and self-isolation if you have traveled or have been exposed to someone ill with the virus.

Being prepared also means seeking official sources of information to ensure the most up-to-date and accurate information is being used. 
      

For more information contact:
http:www.manitoba.ca/covid19.

REFERENCE LINKS:
WHO Situation Reports- 
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports
PHAC - https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html
John Hopkins Research Public Health- www.coronavirus.jhu.edu/map
       
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Staff Information

It remains extremely important for all staff to adhere to the Public Health guidance and restrictions regarding COVID-19, including the requirement for all staff to assess their health on a daily basis to ensure they are healthy and fit to work.

Staff will be required to wear a cloth mask BEFORE entering the building. Full screening will be conducted. Staff deemed unfit to work will be instructed to get tested for Covid-19 and to update the facility when the results are known. 

Staff will be required to complete the following steps for each shift:

Before staff leave home prior to every shift, staff are asked to comply with the initiative for daily self-screening according the self-screening tool below and located on the shared health website.

When you arrive at the work site, please ensure you are wearing a cloth mask prior to entering the building.

Proceed to the screening area on the main floor to be screened prior to the start of your shift.

Maintain social distancing when lining up to be screened.  If the line is long you may be required to line up outside.

COVID-19 Staff Screening Tool

Note: Most recent updates are included in blue.
Staff are required to self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms and exposure prior to reporting for work.
Random audits will be completed and staff who report to work while ill will be sent home.

SYMPTOMS

Do you have any of the following symptoms?

☐ Fever (greater than 38°C) feverish or chills

☐ “New” onset of cough or increase in amount of coughing

☐ Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing ☐ “New” onset of sore throat/hoarse voice

☐ Loss of taste or smell ☐ Vomiting or diarrhea for more than 24 hours

Do you have two or more of the following symptoms?

☐ Sore muscles not related to over exertion or exercise ☐ Unusual headache

☐ Runny nose ☐ Fatigue ☐ Conjunctivitis (Pinkeye)

☐ Skin rash of unknown cause ☐ Nausea or loss of appetite

Note: Screening is intended to exclude symptoms related to chronic illness or seasonal allergies.

EXPOSURE

In the last 14 days, have you:

☐ Returned from travel outside of Manitoba, with the exception of travel to Western Canada, the Territories (Nunavut, Northwest Territories, Yukon) and northwestern Ontario (west of Terrace Bay)?

☐ Had close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, while not wearing required PPE and/or not practicing physical distancing (6 feet/2metres)?

☐ Had laboratory exposure working directly with biological specimens that contain COVID-19 while not wearing required PPE?

☐ Have you been diagnosed as COVID positive and not deemed “recovered” by Public Health?

If you answered “no” to all of the above, you may proceed to work.

• Have you downloaded the COVID Alert app? If yes, please disable while at work to avoid receiving false exposure alerts.


If you answered “yes” to any of the above, your screening result is positive and you must:

Notify your manager (or designate) immediately. He/she will advise you of next steps.

• You may not be permitted to go into work today.

• Self-isolate and maintain physical distancing from individuals within your home until advised otherwise.


  • UPDATED: November 26th,  2020