COVID-19

July 1, 2022 - Update

We wanted to take an opportunity to update you on the changing restrictions as outlined by Alberta Health. Effective July 1st, 2022, CMOH Orders 06-2022 and 07-22 will be rescinded and our COVID protocols will transition back to routine management through strategies developed by Alberta Health Services and our own policy and direction. At this time, the site doors for all sites will be unlocked during regular office hours 8:00-4:30, Monday-Friday and we are currently surveying our residents and clients to decide on open hours that reflect the wants and needs of those we serve.  You will be advised of changes to these site access hours by Management once these measures have been updated.

Please read further information applicable to the type of site where you or your loved one reside.

Lodges:

The further easing of restrictions at lodge sites means:

  • Continuous masking for staff and visitors is no longer required.
  • Active health screening for staff and visitors upon entry to the site is no longer required.
  • Resident health screening upon return from an absence is no longer required.
  • Masking for unvaccinated residents upon return from an absence is no longer required.
  • Quarantine for residents upon admission from another health setting is no longer required.
  • Group and recreational activities may resume as previous.

Long Term Care & DSL:

The further easing of restrictions at long term care and DSL sites means:

  • Active health screening for staff and visitors upon entry to the site is no longer required.
  • Resident health screening upon return from absence is no longer required.
  • Masking for unvaccinated residents upon admission or return from another health setting is no longer required.
  • Group and recreational activities may resume as previous.

Please note that continuous masking for staff and visitors remains a requirement.

Combined Lodge and DSL:

The further easing of restrictions at combined sites means:

  • Active health screening for staff and visitors upon entry to the site is no longer required.
  • Resident health screening upon return from an absence is no longer required.
  • Masking for unvaccinated residents upon return from an absence is no longer required.
  • Quarantine for residents upon admission from another health setting is no longer required.
  • Group and recreational activities may resume as previous.

Please note that continuous masking for staff remains a requirement and that visitors to Lodge residents will be asked to mask during entry and while in common areas that may be shared with DSL residents, but will not be required to mask when in a private space, such as a lodge resident room.

For all sites:

While the restrictions are lifting, COVID will continue to be prevalent in our communities, we must still consider what behaviours we can adopt to best protect one another and remain vigilant.