IMPORTANT NOTICE – MARCH 25, 2020
Please be assured we currently do not have any suspected cases of COVID-19 at our sites. Our residents are at higher risk of serious illness from exposure to COVID-19 and respiratory illnesses. You can help us protect residents and staff by preventing any potential spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses.
The Edmonton Chinatown Care Centre has made the very difficult decision to ban visitation and we have notified Alberta Health Services of this decision. This is based on the increased number of cases in Edmonton as well as a seniors congregate setting in the community having a confirmed case of COVID-19.
Effective immediately (MARCH 25, 2020 5 PM), the site will not be accepting visitors to the Care Centre. No visitors will be permitted entry until further notice. This includes people that have recently been named as essential visitors. Exceptions will be made for limited special circumstances only, such as for compassionate reasons in the case of palliative care residents at end of life. In these circumstances only one essential visitor will be accepted at the Care Centre. Exceptions must be approved by the Director of Care or the Executive Director.
We ask the you consider a Virtual Visit. The Edmonton Chinatown Care Centre will be making arrangements to accommodate virtual visits and it is our hope that this can occur as soon as March 30.
No residents will be permitted to exit the building until further notice. Exceptions will be made for essential medical reasons in consultation with physician and care team, or for unique family circumstances in consultation with the Director of Care.
All employees will continue to be screened when entering the building.
We appreciate your cooperation during this challenging time.
Leo Kuriakose, RN
Director of Care
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