Dear Actionmarguerite St. Boniface Residents and Families,

Last week, we wrote to you about ongoing respiratory illness outbreak on 3DE, and a common cold outbreak on 5AB. Today, we are writing to inform you of two additional common cold outbreaks on 3ABC and 4DE.

The following measures are in place for 3DE, 4DE, 3ABC, and 5AB ONLY:

  • General visitors are asked to defer their visit to 3DE, 4DE, 3ABC, and 5AB.
  • Essential visitors are welcome to visit at their own risk. If the resident you are visiting has symptoms, we highly recommend you wear a medical mask and eye protection. These can be found at the front entrance and at the nursing station on the unit.
  • We are actively monitoring all residents for any signs of illness.
  • Cleaning of high touch surfaces, common areas and residents’ rooms has been increased.
  • Asymptomatic residents may continue to participate in activities on the unit and may leave for outside events such as medical and other essential appointments, as well as family outings. When exiting the facility, residents are encouraged to wear a mask and perform hand hygiene.
  • All residents will be able to attend essential medical appointments. Residents on isolation will be required to wear a mask and perform hand hygiene when leaving their room.
  • Off unit activities including visitation, recreation, hairdressing appointments and mass will need to be deferred for all residents of outbreak units.
  • One-on-one activities such as spiritual care, recreation and other activities will be offered to residents who are on isolation as feasible.

We would like to take this opportunity to share these reminders regarding the importance of adhering to infection prevention and control measures. Please:

  • Self-monitor for signs and symptoms of illness and stay home if you are ill;
  • Wash or sanitize your hands thoroughly and often,
  • Protect yourself by using the personal protective equipment for your visit on outbreak units as recommended by the staff.

Please email if you have any questions or concerns.

We thank you for your continued collaboration as we respond to these outbreaks.

The Actionmarguerite Team