INDOOR / OUTDOOR VISITS AND SHORT STAY / TEMPORARY ABSENCES ARE CURRENTLY SUSPENDED

There is currently one staff cases and zero resident cases of COVID-19 at Grove Park Home at this time. Heightened surveillance and outbreak precautions in place on Willow, Aspen & Pine home areas.

COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus) Information

Last update: January 23, 2021

Please continue to visit this page as it will be updated regularly.

As directed by Public Health, and in light of one new positive COVID-19 test result in our staff population on January 23, our Home remains in Outbreak Status. the affected staff member is recovering and isolated at home. Today’s result is unfortunate and comes in spite of our thorough and proactive response to the global pandemic. The safety of our residents and staff continues to be our top priority. The public’s support by complying to the “stay at home order” to help stop the spread of COVID-19 is appreciated.

The Home continues to operate with enhanced infection prevention and control measures for our residents and staff including ongoing disinfecting of common areas and high touch surfaces, hand hygiene, the appropriate use of PPE, physical distancing and cohorting measures, and twice daily Active Screening for all residents and staff. The home is currently undergoing surveillance testing for all residents and staff.

Outbreak Virtual Town Hall from January 19, 2021, click here.

Outbreak Virtual Town Hall from January 11, 2021, click here.

Outbreak Virtual Town Hall from January 5, 2021, click here.

Visits and Absences

For all visiting inquiries, e-mail visits@groveparkhome.on.ca.

Please refer to the following resources to help you with facilitating your outdoor visits:

Class Order for Restrictions at Long-Term Care Homes – Effective November 3, 2020

Ontario COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool
Ontario COVID-19 Lab Results Portal
Map of Local COVID-19 Assessment Centres

Programs

Communication with your loved one can be by telephone, we are now booking Facetime & Skype virtual visits through our Programs & Volunteer Services department, please contact the Visiting Team to make arrangements.

Please click here to send an e-mail message to your loved one; gphrez@gmail.com.

Screening Details

Please use to the Ministry of Health online self-assessment tool, prior to your visit. We request that all visitors postpone their visit to Grove Park Home should you have any symptoms noted in the self-assessment tool.

As per the Ministry of Health directive, all staff and students will continue to self-monitor for COVID-19 at home. Self-monitoring instructions available here.

All staff, students and volunteers and visitors should be aware of symptoms of an acute respiratory infection and be aware of the latest case definition.

If you’re experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 contact Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 or the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit at 1-877-721-7520.

Click here to download an important fact sheet on caring for our vulnerable population during this period.

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