COVID-19 Update

Masking Protocol in Residence as of February 5, 2024

Effective immediately, please note masks are optional in all areas of the Hospice. In the instance of a suspected/known case of respiratory virus, our facility masking protocol will be reassessed.

We are monitoring the Seasonal Infectious Diseases Bulletin on the Lambton Public Health Website. Respiratory activity in Lambton County is updated weekly on Friday and we will continue to monitor the surveillance data.

As a friendly reminder, all staff, volunteers, and visitors should complete a personal risk assessment before every client interaction. Staff are required to wear a mask, along with other appropriate PPE, based on the personal risk assessment. Staff and volunteers may consider wearing a mask for source control when providing prolonged direct care for our residents. As well, good hand hygiene is a critical component in preventing the transmission of infectious diseases. Please remember to wash or sanitize your hands before and after all resident interactions.

 

Volunteers, staff and physicians who are feeling unwell with respiratory symptoms are asked to stay home. Please contact the Director of Resident Services for support and guidance if you are unwell and experiencing any signs of a respiratory infection.

Should you have further questions regarding our visiting guidelines and masking protocol, please contact: Channa Jensen, Director of Resident Services, at cjensen@sjhospice.ca.