With an increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the area, the Deep River and District Hospital is taking additional precautions to help reduce transmission risks across the organization to safeguard the health of our patients, staff, and the community.
Among other additional safety precautions being implemented is the closing of the cafeteria. Effective today, the cafeteria in the Deep River and District Hospital will be closed to patients and visitors.
Patients and visitors are reminded to remain in designated areas and not travel throughout the organization. Patients and visitors are also reminded to wear a mask that securely covers the nose, mouth, and chin and is in contact with the surrounding face without gaping. Please note that during the screening process, an alternate mask will be provided to any individual who requires a higher level of protection than the mask they arrive in. Persons entering with a face covering (i.e. bandana, face shield, etc.), rather than a mask, will be provided a mask at the screening desk as per organizational policy.
Those entering the organization are also encouraged to continue to wash their hands frequently and practice physical distancing from others wherever possible. Hand washing and physical distancing remain important efforts against the spread of COVID-19, and also against the spread of other illnesses such as influenza.
When on-site at the Hospital or Family Health Team, you may notice additional COVID-19 safety measures in place, such as staff wearing face shields in addition to masks and other items of personal protective equipment.
The organization would like to extend thanks to our community for their continued cooperation and compliance with the precautions being implemented to keep us all safe and free from illness.