Guide to Visiting Actionmarguerite

updated October 17, 2022

Who are Designated Family Caregivers (Essential Visitors)? Any person whom the resident and/or substitute decision maker identifies and designates as their family caregiver. These individuals actively and regularly participate in providing care and may support feeding, mobility, personal hygiene, cognitive stimulation, communication, meaningful connection, relational continuity, and assistance in decision-making. Four (4) Designated Family Caregivers are named per resident.

Who are General Visitors? Family and friends who visit for social reasons. Their time with the resident is discretionary and short term. They are not involved in the care of the resident.

What are the visiting hours? Our updated visiting hours are from 9 am to 8 pm, 7 days a week. All visitors must have been screened and entered the building by 7 pm. Please note that visiting hours may change in the event of future outbreaks.

What type of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) should I wear when visiting? Designated Family Caregivers and General Visitors are required to enter the building with a mask. A medical grade mask will be provided by our Greeters upon entry. Eye protection is no longer required except when visiting a resident who is isolated.

What can I expect from the Greeters at the entrance when I visit? You will be asked to:

  • Tell us if you have signs and symptoms of COVID-19 or if you have been exposed to COVID-19
  • Declare that you have received the COVID-19 vaccinations
  • Sanitize your hands
  • Put on a medical mask provided by Actionmarguerite
  • Sanitize your hands (once again!)
  • Sign the visitor logbook

What is expected upon exiting?

  • Use your swipe card to exit the building after 7 pm.
  • Sign out in the visitor logbook.
  • Remove and through away your medical mask in the garbage can outside of the building.

Where can visits take place?

Indoors Outdoors
  • TWO (2) visitors can visit in a resident’s room
  • Designated Family Caregivers may assist residents with meals in the dining room
  • Designated Family Caregivers may participate in recreation activities, space permitting and by ensuring that masks are worn appropriately, and that hand hygiene is practiced thoroughly and often. Please speak to the Manager, Resident Services before proceeding.
  • Visiting stations are available in common areas. Please sanitize the space after each use.

Up to FOUR (4) visitors at a time may visit outdoors with a resident. A mask is not required for outdoor visits.


Unvaccinated visitors are asked to visit residents outdoors or in the visitation shelters by making a reservation as follows:

Actionmarguerite Home Location reserved for outdoor visit Reservation Contact Information
St. Boniface

185 Despins St

In front of building (204) 235-4605 or
St. Vital

450 River Rd

Side patio (204) 254-9357 or
St. Joseph

1149 Leila Ave.

In front of building (204) 914-1952 or


What is the safest way to have a social leave?  Social leaves are those off-site or leaves of any duration that are not required for essential health care services. Residents may go on short-stay absences. The following is recommended:

  • Physical distancing as best as able.
  • Masks, except for when eating/drinking. Perform hand hygiene and replace masks after removal, for instance after eating/drinking.
  • Direct travel to the destination and return to facility to minimize exposure and contacts.
  • If the destination is a private residence:
  • All individuals at the gathering must not have any cold/flu symptoms commonly associated with COVID-19.
  • No one present in the home should be under quarantine or isolation.

Travelling in a vehicle is a high-risk situation for both the driver and the passenger, due to the proximity of the individuals, the air flow in the vehicle and the time spent in close contact. When leaving the facility in a vehicle, the following is recommended:

  • All drivers/escorts that will be in the vehicle must be screened before entry to facility.
  • Drivers/escort(s)should be informed on how to put on and remove a mask, and the importance of maintaining physical distancing from others.
  • The number of people in the vehicle should be minimized to those considered necessary.
  • All residents and all drivers/escorts wear a medical mask.
  • During transport, if possible, travel with vehicle windows open. Hand hygiene should be practiced often.

What are Actionmarguerite’s safe visitation practices?  We encourage you to view the following videos to support us all in safe visitation practices.