In response to the Provincewide Shutdown to slow the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Deep River and District Hospital and the Four Seasons Lodge Long-Term Care are proactively taking measures to protect staff, patients and residents.
Effective, 12:01 AM, December 26, 2020, in alignment with the Provincial Shutdown, the organization will be restricting visiting to essential visitors and care partners. This is a safety measure to minimize the risk of spread of COVID-19 and ensure the safety of staff, patients, residents and our community during this time of heightened risk of transmission and safety measures.
Designated care partners/caregivers will continue to be able to visit patients and residents while following strict safety guidelines. For those not deemed an essential visitor, caregiver or care partner, virtual visits and alternative ways to connect with loved ones in the hospital or long-term care are available. Inquiries regarding visiting or ways to connect with patients or residents in a safe way this holiday season can be made by calling the organization. For patients and residents receiving end-of-life care, visitors will be determined on a case by case basis.
All individuals arriving onsite will continue to enter through the Emergency Department entrance and complete risk screening for COVID-19 prior to entering the organization. Visitors who demonstrate a possible risk of transmission of COVID-19 by ‘failing’ the screening process, will not be permitted to enter.
As an additional safety measure, all individuals entering the organization are now required to wear a provided procedure mask. Personal cloth masks or face coverings will be substituted at the entrance for a provided medical procedure mask before proceeding into the organization. Anyone in the organization is asked to maintain this face covering at all times, as well as observe physical distancing guidelines whenever possible.
Thank you to our community, patients and family partners for their support this year as we work to keep our staff, physicians, patients and residents safe.