COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus) Information

Last update: July 22, 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 July 21, 2020 is available to view, click here

OUTDOOR VISITS are open with restrictions. INDOOR VISITS will commence on July 22nd with restrictions.

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

Planning to Visit?

Indoor visits will be starting on July 22, 2020, following guidelines as direct by the Ontario Ministry of Health.

Outdoor visits have been in effect since June 18, 2020.

To book your indoor and outdoor visit, e-mail visits@groveparkhome.on.ca.

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

Grove Park Home’s Indoor Visits Guidelines (effective July 22)
Grove Park Home’s Outdoor Visits Guidelines (effective July 15)
Ontario COVID-19 Lab Results Portal
Map of Local COVID-19 Assessment Centres

The Chief Medical Officer of Health for Simcoe-Muskoka has advanced directions that 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.

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; gphrez@gmail.com.

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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