Updates to Family Visit Rules – Phase IV

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Dear Residents, Family and Friends of RK MacDonald

As of June 30, 2021 “the goal of COVID-19 Management of Long Term Care facilities is to, as much as possible, prevent the introduction of the virus into the facility and/or prevent transmission to its residents and staff within the facility” [Chief Medical Officer of Health]

Based on the July 12, 2021 announcement, there will be further opportunities to visit and with an increase in visitation comes an increased responsibility to meet the goal of keeping COVID-19 out of the Home. This will require all of us to continue to practice public health measures such as hand washing and mask wearing [Masks must be properly worn at all times on the propertyinside and outside]. Increased visitation also means increased infection prevention and control measures – which takes time to organize staffing resources in order for us to be in alignment with Long Term Care directives. Respecting the contagious nature of the Delta variant, we have to remain committed and vigilant to keeping each other virus free and we can do this by:  wearing a mask, washing our hands, get fully vaccinated and get regular asymptomatic testing.

It is also imperative that anyone who develops COVID-19 symptoms and/or tests positive within two weeks of their visit to the facility notifies the facility immediately to ensure we take the necessary precautions.

Revised visitation rules under Phase IV are available here.

Updates to Family Visits for Phase II

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As always the easing of restrictions is exciting and while the highlights are announced, often the details are not. New easing of restrictions means increased access to visitors and the community, but the Public Health measures have not eased.

Full details can be found here.


Update To Family Visitation Rules June 1st

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There have been a few important changes to visitation effective Wednesday, June 2 at 11:00 am. Please see the full post here.

Updated Family Vistation – March 31st

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Dear Family and Friends of RK MacDonald:

Please see the following update regarding our visitation restrictions. You will notice that there is an updated email address and phone number in order to book Indoor visits.

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Updated Family Visit Rules

The Family Visitation guidelines have been updated as per recommendation made by Dr. Strang on Friday, February 26th, 2021.

The full list of Family Visitation rules can be read here.

Christmas Visitation Update

Christmas Visitiation – December 17th, 2020

Dear Friends and Family of RK MacDonald,

Yesterday, Dr.Strang made an announcement regarding LTC visitation in Nova Scotia. As he mentioned, each nursing home will implement the new directives according to their resources. We will be implementing the following visitation effective Monday, December 21, 2020:

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Updated Visitation Restrictions

Yesterday Dr Strang announced that Designated Care Providers (DCPs) will be reduced to one (1) person in LTC facilities from two (2). 

Click here to read the full restrictions.

New Guidelines Released – November 25th, 2020

Dr. Strang made some changes to LTC restrictions yesterday November 24th, 2020

Please see the full details here.

New Guidelines Released – November 20th, 2020

Dr. Strang made some changes to LTC restrictions today during the press conference at 1:30pm.

Please see the full details here.