With.the.arrival.of.the.holiday season, Windsor Regional Hospital as well as our partners in social services and health care sectors have discussed the following guidelines aimed at keeping our employees, patients and their loved ones safe this holiday season.
This year more than ever, we want to give everyone the opportunity to celebrate the season and show some holiday spirit. We just need to make sure we do it safely - and #SpreadJoyNotCovid through the rest of 2020.
With that in mind, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to intensify in terms of community numbers and hospitalizations, it is important to ensure all staff are aware of important guidelines regarding holiday gatherings, travel, and related matters.
Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) introduced some Canada-wide holiday guidelines for gatherings and travel.
Learn more about holiday gatherings travel recommendations from the Public Health Agency of Canada here. Also, the Ontario government released its guidelines on how to keep you and your loved ones safe this holiday season.
We ask that you and your colleagues follow the recommendations below to keep the holiday season safe and COVID free as best we can.
Based on discussions by the regional IPAC (Infection Prevention and Control Committee) the following recommendations have been established to protect staff, patients and visitors to our facilities:
Seasonal decorations are permissible as long as:
Based on discussions by regional HR (Human Resources) leads, the following recommendations were made regarding staff travel:
Travel within Ontario
Away From Hospital:
1995 Lens Avenue, Windsor, ON N8W 1L9
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