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Erie Shores HealthCare Loosens Visitor Policy Restrictions

Thursday July 8th, 2021, 5:33pm

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Erie Shores HealthCare is further loosening some restrictions currently in place on visitors to the hospital due to the continued reduction in COVID-19 cases in our community.

Effective July 8th, 2021,they will begin allowing two essential visitors per day per inpatient between the hours of 8 am and 8 pm. The visitors will be allowed to visit at the same time.

Essential visitors will still be restricted if they:

  • Are less than 18 years of age
  • Are symptomatic
  • Have been outside of Ontario in the last 14 days
  • Have tested positive for COVID-19
  • 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

The hospital will give special visiting time considerations for one designated visitor who is:

  • Visiting a woman in labour
  • Accompanying a COVID NEGATIVE emergency department patient
  • A parent/guardian of an ill newborn, youth or child
  • A support person for a patient with dementia/cognitive impairment with management approval

Visiting restrictions will remain in place for COVID-19 positive/suspected patients or patients in the ICU. Family members who have a patient in our care can expect to be contacted by a Patient-Family Liaison to book a time to speak to their loved ones through technology such as iPads.

More information can be found on the COVID-19 Visitor page.

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