May 9, 2022
Dear Residents, Staff, Families, and Volunteers:
As of today, May 9th, a total of three (3) residents tested positive for COVID-19, two on 2nd West Avenue and one on Center Avenue. Evergreen remains on Confirmed Outbreak. Affected residents are on isolation precaution and are recovering well.
Evergreen is working closely with Public Health, DSLTC, OHSW, and IPAC-LTC to effectively manage the Outbreak and prevent it’s spread.
As per Public Health recommendations, the following are in place:
· Affected residents will remain on isolation with droplet and contact precaution. Precautions will be lifted as per direction from PH.
· Symptomatic residents are required to isolate and nasopharyngeal swab completed. Second covid test is required 48hrs after first negative PCR test.
· Residents who were identified as case close contacts will remain on isolation precaution until final PCR test (May 10th on 2nd West and May 11th on Center Avenue) comes back negative.
· Unaffected residents on 2nd West and Center Avenue are permitted to go out of room but to remain inside the unit. If resident can tolerate, wearing of mask outside room is highly encouraged.
Visitation on Affected Unit/s
· Non-essential visitors are not permitted on the affected units.
· Designated Caregivers, volunteers, essential visitors, and specialized workers will be permitted per the Health Protection Act Order. Screening will continue to take place upon arrival; masking and proof of vaccination are still required.
Visitation on Non-affected Units (1st West Avenue, East Avenue, and Children Center)
· Visitors are permitted on the non-affected units.
· Screening will continue to take place upon arrival; masking and proof of vaccination are still required.
· Visits are limited to resident’s room, Unit’s hallway, and outdoor (weather permitting) until further notice.
· Residents on non-affected units are allowed to leave facility for overnight visits, sightseeing drives, and attend medical appointment. Family/SDM is requested to notify Unit supervisor in advance if planning to take resident out of facility.
· Designated Care Givers to please read the document developed by government of Nova Scotia “Visiting your Loved One in Long Term Care”. Coronavirus (COVID-19): restrictions and guidance - Government of Nova Scotia, Canada
· Designated Caregiver (DCG) includes designated family member(s) or support person(s) with established pattern(s) of providing care for a resident. A DCG is a partner in care providing essential support for a resident’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
· If you need more information on how to become a DCG, please contact Nanette Velasco (ADON) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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