Fairhaven COVID-19 Employee Bulletin #58 – Essential Caregiver Visits When Self Isolating After Return From Hospital

I understand that a Resident is returning to RS2 tomorrow from the PRHC, which will require mandatory self-isolation for 14 days.

The new Directive #3, that was released by the Ministry allows for individuals, who are in self-isolation, to have an “essential caregiver” visit them.

  1. Where the home is not in an outbreak and If the resident is not self-isolating or symptomatic, a maximum of 2 caregivers per resident may visit at a time.
  • When the resident is self-isolating or symptomatic, a maximum of 1 caregiver per resident may visit at a time. (Resident’s situation)
  • Where the home is in an outbreak, a maximum of 1 caregiver per resident may visit at a time.

A caregiver may not visit any other resident or home for 14 days after visiting another:

  • Resident who is self-isolating or symptomatic; and/or
  • Home in an outbreak.

The family will be told:

  • They must have essential caregivers designated in writing
  • They will not be able to leave the Resident’s Room; if he is self-isolating, so are they…
  • They cannot take off their mask at any time and staff will enter the room at times to make sure PPE requirements are being followed
  • The Home cannot have people “coming and going” so once a caregiver leaves, they will not be able to re-visit
  • If the Resident begins to show any symptoms of COVID-19, the person will be instructed to leave the room.
  • They must have a negative COVID test in the past 14 days
  • They will be providing training on required PPE and hand hygiene
  • They will need to read and attest to having read, the Visitor policy at least once every month

Please consider all Fairhaven COVID-19 Employee Bulletins to be official notifications of consultation with the Fairhaven Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee.

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