COVID-19 Information

Windsor Regional Hospital COVID-19 Daily Update

Last Updated: September 25, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

WRH COVID-19 ASSESSMENT CENTRE (SINCE MARCH 16, 2020)  

Total # seen in the Assessment Centre 40,291
Total # swabbed in the Assessment Centre 39,601
 

WRH IN-PATIENT COVID-19 CASES

Total # of patients testing positive for COVID-19 while in hospital 155
Current # of in-patients in hospital with confirmed COVID-19    2
Current # of in-patients in hospital with suspected/test pending for COVID-19       49
Total # of patients testing negative for COVID-19 while in hospital 4,466
Total # of patients deceased in hospital from COVID-19 31
Total # of resolved COVID-19 patients in house           1

 

For the total number of Windsor and Essex County residents/patients testing positive for COVID-19 (which includes hospital(s) patient testing positive for COVID-19) go to Windsor Essex Public Health Information.

 

 

VISITOR RESTRICTIONS

ALL patients to have ONE visitor per patient during specified times, with few exceptions. The ONE visitor is to choose ONE block of time to visit with the patient and cannot attend all three times throughout the day.

VISITATION TIMES

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (not available in Critical Care)
*Note: Switchboard will announce overhead when time blocks are over. A maximum of 2 essential visitors may be chosen by the patient to rotate over the patient's stay, however only one of the essential visitors may visit each day and only in one-time slot.

LEARN MORE ABOUT SPECIFIC DEPARTMENT EXCEPTIONS

DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC EXCEPTIONS:

  • Emergency Department - 24 hours, 1 visitor per patient - may not enter until the patient is assessed and admitted to the internal department. May not wait in the waiting room. Department will contact when the visitor can enter.
  • Women in Labour and in the Post Partum period - 24 hours, 1 visitor per patient
  • Paediatrics and NICU patients - 24 hours, 2 visitors per patient at a time- only 1 parent may stay overnight in paediatrics
  • A patient who is an extended stay in Critical Care - can access two blocks per day (10:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm), 1 visitor at a time (2 in total who can relieve each other)
  • A patient who is palliative care - 24 hours, 1 visitor at a time (2 in total who can relieve each other) Note: 2 visitors can attend together for palliative and emergency end of life situations
  • A patient who is the end of life - 24 hours, 2 visitors at a time
  • Cancer Program - One visitor allowed for in-person physician appointments only. A list of approved visitors will be sent to the Cancer Centre screening desk daily.
  • Mental Health - 1 visitor per patient for 30 minutes between 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm. A maximum of 8 visitors will be allowed into 3N and 3S and a maximum of 3 visitors into PICU at a time.
  • Renal Program - 1 visitor per patient during dialysis treatment between 8:30am - 10:00am, 1:30pm - 3:00pm, 7:00pm - 8:30pm. Visitors may not wait with patients in waiting rooms prior to treatment starting.
  • Operating Room - A visitor may accompany the patient for drop off only, MRP will call after surgery to update on the patient's condition.
  • Day Surgery and Cath Lab - A visitor may accompany the patient to drop off only, the department will contact when the patient ready for discharge.
  • Ambulatory Clinic and Diagnostic Imaging appointments - a visitor may only accompany if the patient needs special assistance.

VISITORS MAY NOT ATTEND IF THEY:

  • Are less than 18 years of age
  • Are symptomatic
  • Have been outside of Canada in the last 14 days
  • Have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days. The proof will need to be provided of all test results.
  • Have had close contact with a confirmed case or probable case of COVID-19
  • Have had close contact with a person with an acute respiratory illness who has been Outside of Canada in the 14 days before their symptom onset

PATIENT WHO IS COVID POSITIVE/SUSPECTED COVID-19

  • NO visitors for patients who are COVID-19 positive or suspected COVID-19.

READ MORE

 
 

ASSESSMENT CENTRE AT WRH

The COVID-19 Assessment Centres at Windsor Regional Hospital's Ouellette Campus and the St. Clair SportsPlex are open seven days a week

HOURS OF OPERATION

  • Monday - Friday: 8 am to 7 pm
  • Saturday - Sunday (and statutory holidays): 9 am to 4 pm

*Due to high volumes and limits to our capacity and staff resources, the COVID-19 Assessment Centre may occasionally restrict the number of entrants for daily testing. This means late-day arrivals may not be able to receive a test despite arriving before the scheduled close. We highly recommend arriving early if you can to make sure we can accommodate your test within hours of operation. 

Those who attend the Ouellette Campus COVID-19 Assessment Centre can also receive a primary care examination for any symptoms they may be struggling with related or unrelated to issues with COVID-19.

LEARN MORE

 
 

PATIENT, VISITOR AND STAFF SCREENING

To help expedite the screening process, visitors can print and complete a copy of the visitor or staff screening form prior to arrival. These will also be available at the hospital entrance.

Windsor Regional Hospital is limiting entrances and screening all individuals entering the hospital.

All staff are encouraged to download the staff screening app to complete the screening form and receive clearance before coming to work. 

READ MORE & VIEW ACCESS MAPS

 
 

HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL OPTIONS DURING PANDEMIC

Visit the Essex County Medical Society website to check the status of local care providers, clinics, and specialists.

 
 

GUIDANCE ON PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT & ETHICAL FRAMEWORKS

 
 

COVID-19 TESTING GUIDELINES, TREATMENT OF IN-PATIENTS, LTC RESIDENTS AND HEALTHCARE WORKERS

 
 

LTC HOMES AND HOSPITAL STAFF PLACEMENT

 
 

COVID-19 HR RECOMMENDATIONS

 
 

ST. CLAIR CAMPUS

 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

How has WRH prepared for COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)?

Windsor Regional Hospital continues to monitor developments regarding the Novel Coronavirus outbreak, including staying up to date on the latest guidelines and information from Health Canada, the Ontario Ministry of Health and our local Public Health unit. We remain vigilant in protecting our staff, patients and visitors through rigorous infection and prevention controls, including screening of patients upon arrival for symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and the implementation of visitor restrictions.

What are the symptoms for COVID-19, and what should I do to prevent the spread of illness?

Please see the links below:

When should I seek medical care?

If you are an otherwise healthy individual and are not experiencing any serious symptoms, do NOT come to the hospital emergency department to check whether you have contracted COVID-19. Coming to the ED risks transmitting the virus to others.

Most cases of the coronavirus tend to be mild, contact your primary care provider, medical clinic or the Windsor-Essex Public Health Unit:

  • Call the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit at 519-258-2146 ext. 1420 within 24 hours of arriving in Canada if you plan on traveling to Windsor and Essex County.
  • Call the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit at 519-258-2146 ext. 1420 if you are experiencing symptoms of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.
  • Call Telehealth at 1-866-797-0000 (24 hours, seven days a week).

EMERGENCY WARNING SIGNS IN ADULTS:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen
  • Sudden dizziness
  • Confusion Severe or persistent vomiting

You should call your health care provider immediately if you experience these symptoms and you:

  • are pregnant;
  • have heart or lung disease;
  • have any other chronic health problem that requires regular medical attention;
  • live in a remote or isolated community;
  • are elderly or frail; or
  • have an illness or are receiving treatments - for example, for diabetes, cancer, or HIV/AIDS - that might affect your immune system.

What if my child seems very sick?

Call for emergency care or take your child to a doctor right away if your child (of any age) has any of the warning or emergency signs below:
  • Fast breathing or trouble breathing
  • Bluish or gray skin color
  • Not drinking enough fluids (not going to the bathroom or not making as much urine as they normally do)
  • Severe or persistent vomiting
  • Not waking up or not interacting
  • Being so irritable that the child does not want to be held
  • Flu-like symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough
  • Fever with a rash
  • Has other conditions (like heart or lung disease, diabetes, or asthma) and develops flu symptoms, including a fever and/or cough.

Do I need to wear a mask?

Surgical masks are provided at all screening desks.  Every patient and visitor will be asked to wear a mask upon entry to the hospital.  

 

DAILY UPDATES:

September 2020

August 2020

July 2020

  • July 31, 2020 - Situation Report #188: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • July 30, 2020 - Situation Report #187: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • July 29, 2020 - Situation Report #186: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • July 28, 2020 - Situation Report #185: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • July 27, 2020 - Situation Report #184: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • July 26, 2020 - Situation Report #183: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • July 25, 2020 - Situation Report #182: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • July 24, 2020 - Situation Report #181: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • July 23, 2020 - Situation Report #180: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • July 22, 2020 - Situation Report #179: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • July 21, 2020 - Situation Report #178: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • July 20, 2020 - Situation Report #177: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • July 19, 2020 - Situation Report #176: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • July 18, 2020 - Situation Report #175: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • July 17, 2020 - Situation Report #174: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • July 16, 2020 - Situation Report #173: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • July 15, 2020 - Situation Report #172: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • July 14, 2020 - Situation Report #171: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • July 13, 2020 - Situation Report #170: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • July 12, 2020 - Situation Report #169: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • July 11, 2020 - Situation Report #168: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • July 10, 2020 - Situation Report #167: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • July 9, 2020 - Situation Report #166: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • July 8, 2020 - Situation Report #165: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • July 7, 2020 - Situation Report #164: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • July 6, 2020 - Situation Report #163: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • July 5, 2020 - Situation Report #162: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • July 4, 2020 - Situation Report #161: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • July 3, 2020 - Situation Report #160: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • July 2, 2020 - Situation Report #159: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • July 1, 2020 - Situation Report #158: COVID-19, Ministry of Health

June 2020

  • June 30, 2020 - Situation Report #157: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • June 29, 2020 - Situation Report #156: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • June 28, 2020 - Situation Report #155: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • June 27, 2020 - Situation Report #154: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • June 26, 2020 - Situation Report #153: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • June 25, 2020 - Situation Report #152: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • June 24, 2020 - Situation Report #151: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • June 23, 2020 - Situation Report #150: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • June 22, 2020 - Situation Report #149: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • June 21, 2020 - Situation Report #148: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • June 20, 2020 - Situation Report #147: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • June 19, 2020 - Situation Report #146: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • June 18, 2020 - Situation Report #145: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • June 17, 2020 - Situation Report #144: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • June 16, 2020 - Situation Report #143: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • June 15, 2020 - Situation Report #142: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • June 14, 2020 - Situation Report #141: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • June 13, 2020 - Situation Report #140: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • June 12, 2020 - Situation Report #139: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • June 11, 2020 - Situation Report #138: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • June 10, 2020 - Situation Report #137: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • June 9, 2020 - Situation Report #136: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • June 8, 2020 - Situation Report #135: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • June 7, 2020 - Situation Report #134: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • June 6, 2020 - Situation Report #133: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • June 5, 2020 - Situation Report #132: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • June 4, 2020 - Situation Report #131: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • June 3, 2020 - Situation Report #130: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • June 2, 2020 - Situation Report #129: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • June 1, 2020 - Situation Report #128: COVID-19, Ministry of Health

May 2020

  • May 31, 2020 - Situation Report #127: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • May 30, 2020 - Situation Report #126: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • May 29, 2020 - Situation Report #125: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • May 28, 2020 - Situation Report #124: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • May 27, 2020 - Situation Report #123: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • May 26, 2020 - Situation Report #122: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • May 25, 2020 - Situation Report #121: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • May 24, 2020 - Situation Report #120: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • May 24, 2020 - Testing Activity Update, Ontario Health
  • May 23, 2020 - Situation Report #119: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • May 22, 2020 - Situation Report #118: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • May 21, 2020 - Situation Report #117: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • May 20, 2020 - Situation Report #116: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • May 19, 2020 - Situation Report #115: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • May 18, 2020 - Situation Report #114: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • May 17, 2020 - Situation Report #113: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • May 16, 2020 - Update #4: Health System COVID-19 Pandemic Response, Ontario Health
  • May 16, 2020 - Situation Report #112: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • May 15, 2020 - Situation Report #111: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • May 14, 2020 - Situation Report #110: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • May 13, 2020 - Situation Report #109: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • May 12, 2020 - Situation Report #108: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • May 11, 2020 - Situation Report #107: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • May 10, 2020 - Situation Report #106: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • May 9, 2020 - Situation Report #105: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • May 8, 2020 - Situation Report #104: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • May 7, 2020 - Situation Report #103: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • May 6, 2020 - Situation Report #102: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • May 5, 2020 - Situation Report #101: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • May 4, 2020 - Situation Report #100: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • May 3, 2020 - Situation Report #99: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • May 2, 2020 - Situation Report #98: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • May 1, 2020 - Situation Report #97: COVID-19, Ministry of Health

April 2020

  • April 30, 2020 - Situation Report #96: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • April 29, 2020 - Situation Report #95: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • April 28, 2020 - Situation Report #94: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • April 27, 2020 - Situation Report #93: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • April 27, 2020 - Ontario Hospitals Supporting Long-Term Care, Ontario Health
  • April 26, 2020 - Situation Report #92: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • April 25, 2020 - Situation Report #91: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • April 24, 2020 - Situation Report #90: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • April 23, 2020 - Situation Report #89: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • April 22, 2020 - Situation Report #88: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • April 22, 2020 - Update #2: Health System COVID-19 Pandemic Response, Ontario Health
  • April 21, 2020 - Situation Report #87: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • April 20, 2020 - Situation Report #86: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • April 19, 2020 - Situation Report #85: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • April 18, 2020 - Situation Report #84: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • April 17, 2020 - Situation Report #83: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • April 16, 2020 - Situation Report #82: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • April 15, 2020 - Situation Report #81: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • April 14, 2020 - Situation Report #80: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • April 13, 2020 - Situation Report #79: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • April 12, 2020 - Situation Report #78: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • April 11, 2020 - Situation Report #77: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • April 10, 2020 - Situation Report #76: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • April 9, 2020 - Situation Report #75: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • April 8, 2020 - Situation Report #74: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • April 8, 2020 - Health System COVID-19 Pandemic Response
  • April 7, 2020 - Situation Report #73: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • April 6, 2020 - Situation Report #72: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • April 6, 2020 - Media Release, City of Windsor: Child Care for Emergency Support Workers Update
  • April 5, 2020 - Situation Report #71: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • April 4, 2020 - Situation Report #70: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • April 3, 2020 - Situation Report #69: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • April 2, 2020 - Situation Report #68: COVID-19, Ministry of Health
  • April 1, 2020 - Situation Report #67: COVID-19, Ministry of Health

March 2020

February 2020

January 2020

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Information Sheet (available in multiple languages)

Town Hall Meetings

COVID-19 Town Hall Update - March 13, 2020

President and CEO David Musyj and VP Karen Riddell provide an update to WRH staff on the efforts to protect the public, patients, and staff from the potential transmission of COVID-19.

View speaking notes from the event.

 

Update on Internal and External COVID-19 Preparations: March 4, 2020

Documents