We are experiencing a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases in Ontario. This trend is expected to continue over the coming weeks as a result of the highly transmissible Omicron variant.  Temporary enhanced measures have been announced by the Ministry of Long-Term Care and are required right away to reduce the risk of the virus entering the home.

These temporary measures are necessary to provide optimal safety and support to residents, while balancing the mental and emotional well-being of residents and their families, and to safeguard the staff who are critical to the care of residents.

To view the COVID-19 guidance for Long Term Care Homes in Ontario, click on the following link:

COVID-19 guidance document for long-term care homes in Ontario | ontario.ca

The Directives put forward by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care describe the minimum legal requirements that Eastholme must follow in order to protect the residents, staff and visitors of the home.  Eastholme is implementing these Directives, and following best practice recommendations with guidance from the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit, and Public Health Ontario.

For more information on Ministry directives, please click on the following links: 

Minister’s Directive: COVID-19 Response Measures for Long-Term Care Homes