COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus) Information

Last update: October 15, 2020

There are no cases (presumed or confirmed) at Grove Park Home at this time.

Please continue to visit this page as it will be updated regularly.
► NEW! Virtual Town Hall from September 22, 2020 is available to view, click here

INDOOR / OUTDOOR VISITS  WITH RESTRICTIONS. See guidance documents below

As the COVID-19 situation evolves, the Ministry of Health continues to be committed to maintaining the safety of vulnerable residents in care settings.

Programs & Dining

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

Please click here to send an e-mail message to your loved one;

Please see our phased transition from Emergency Menu to Regular Menu. Regular Menu to return July 27th, 2020.

Screening Details

Active Screening of all Employees remains in place. Please refer to the Ministry of Health online self-assessment tool.

We request that all visitors postpone their visit to Grove Park Home if any of the following apply:

If you have new or worsening of any of the following symptoms or signs:

  • New or worsening cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose, sneezing or nasal congestion (in absence of underlying reasons for symptoms such as seasonal allergies and post nasal drip)
  • Hoarse voice
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • New smell or taste disorder(s)
  • Nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain
  • Unexplained fatigue/malaise
  • Chills
  • Headache

And have experienced any of the following:

  • Have you travelled outside of Canada or had close contact with anyone that has travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days?
  • Do you have a fever? A fever is a temperature of 37.8 degrees Celsius or greater.
  • Have you had close contact with anyone with respiratory illness or a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19?

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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