Effective October 16, 2020 - Revision to Short-Term and Temporary Absences
Effective October 16th:
The Ontario government is adding to the precautions taken last week to protect residents and staff in the province's long-term care homes.
On the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, effective October 16 and until further notice, short-term and temporary absences for social or personal reasons will not be allowed at long-term care homes in areas of the province where there is higher community spread of COVID-19. Only absences for medical or compassionate reasons will be allowed.
The communities where these restrictions apply are:
- City of Ottawa
- Region of Peel
- City of Toronto
Retirement Homes co-located with Long-Term Care Home will adopt the stricter of the two policies – Long-Term Care Home Visitors Policy or Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility policy.