Province eases up on restrictions in place at Long Term Care facilities starting Monday. Granny can now go to the LCBO all by herself if she is fully vaccinated.

By Staff

February 5th, 2020



Though this pandemic is far from over – the number of new infections is coming down – 2,634 people hospitalized with COVID-19 and 517 in ICU.

83 per cent of patients admitted to the ICU were admitted for COVID-19 and 17 per cent were admitted for other reasons but have tested positive for COVID-19, reported Health Minister Christine Elliott.

While the province has moved to phase 2 of the Road to Re-Open map there is every reason to remain cautious – and careful.

The treatment many Long Term Care residents were given was shameful – there is a lot of work to be done before this problem is resolved.

The province has eased the visiting restrictions at long term care homes. Starting February 7th, Monday, the number of people who can visit increases from two to four – however only two can visit at the same time.

Long term care residents who have had all three vaccine doses will be allowed to resume social day trips.

The clampdown and imposition of restrictions on access to long-term care facilities for general visitors was put in place in December when there was a significant surge in new infections that hit the long term care facilities very hard.

The very transmissible Omicron variant is now the dominant Covid19 virus.

Err on the side of caution.

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