MEDIA RELEASE: Essential caregiver presence remains but general visiting paused at St. Joseph’s

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London, Ontario – Due to the prevalence of the highly transmissible Omicron variant within our community and in response to advice from the Chief Medical Officer of Health, St. Joseph’s has temporarily paused general visiting across all our programs.

Essential caregiver presence for residents and inpatients and accompaniment on outpatient appointments remains in effect.

Details are available in the Essential Caregiver Presence Guidelines, which will be kept up-to-date as the pandemic continues to evolve.

All essential caregivers will be asked to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination and show government issued photo identification before entering any St. Joseph’s facility. View more information on the COVID-19 Vaccination for Essential Caregivers and Visitors Policy.

Patients are not required to provide proof of vaccination.

St. Joseph’s recognizes that these changes may be difficult for our patients, residents and their families. However, they are vital to limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19 for those receiving care within our facilities.

St. Joseph’s thanks everyone for helping to keep our patients and residents as safe as possible during this most challenging time.

For more information, view all COVID-19 pandemic information for patients, families and visitors.

For more information:
Amanda Jackman
Communication Consultant

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