COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus) Information

Last update: March 27, 2020

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

The Chief Medical Officer of Health and the Ministry of Long Term Care have directed that ALL LONG TERM CARE HOMES in Ontario are to close their doors immediately to all family, visitors, and volunteers. As the COVID-19 situation evolves, the Ministry continues to be committed to maintaining the safety of vulnerable residents in care settings. This step also removes the current active screening processes for visitors and further reduces the chance of the virus entering long term care homes. There are no cases (presumed or confirmed) at Grove Park Home at this time.

The Chief Medical Officer of Health for Simcoe-Muskoka has advanced directions that now prohibit long term care residents and clients of these facilities from leaving except under medically warranted circumstances.

Please share this information with family and friends who may visit. Note that our Adult Day Program/Senior Encounter is closed, and our Retirement Living/Mulberry Lane is closed to visitors.

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 are feeling unwell with any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever, new cough or difficulty breathing (or a combination of these symptoms)?
  • Muscle aches, fatigue, headache, sore throat, runny nose or diarrhea? Symptoms in young children may also be non-specific (for example, lethargy, poor feeding).

And have experienced any of the following:

  • Have you travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days?
  • Does someone you are in close contact with have COVID-19 (for example, someone in your household or workplace)?
  • Are you in close contact with a person who is sick with respiratory symptoms (for example, fever, cough or difficulty breathing) who recently travelled outside of Canada?

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.

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;

The Emergency Menu has been activated March 19, 2020 to ensure meal provision is not interrupted due to staffing and supply chain disruptions. Please see the attached letter.

Virtual Town Hall from March 27, 2020 is available to view, click here.

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