COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus) Information

Last update: May 24, 2020

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

Grove Park Home remains CLOSED indefinitely to all family, non-essential visitors, and volunteers. As the COVID-19 situation evolves, the Ministry of Health continues to be committed to maintaining the safety of vulnerable residents in care settings.

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

Virtual Town Hall from May 21, 2020 is available to view, click here
Greetings from Grove Park Home Staff and Residents video, click here

Open Letter to Residents and Families from Ontario Minister of Long-Term Care Merrilee Fullerton – May 12, 2020

Virtual Town Hall from April 30, 2020 is available to view, click here
#WeAre1World Video, click here

► Virtual Town Hall from April 14, 2020 is available to view, click here.

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

Ontario Association of Residents’ Councils COVID-19 page, click here.

Family Councils Ontario COVID-19 page, click here.

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.

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; gphrez@gmail.com.

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.

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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