In an?effort?to curb the spread of COVID-19 at?their facilities, a care home operator has suspended essential visits at all 14 of their long-term care homes in Ontario.
Jarlette?Health Services owns and operates Roberta Place, a long-term care home in Barrie that has been devastated by an outbreak of the highly contagious?B117?variant of COVID-19. A spokesperson for the organization said it made the “difficult yet proactive decision” to suspend visits for the safety of all those who frequent the organization’s?long-term care homes.Commences once at least 65 per cent of people age 18 and over have their first dose and COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to decline. Physical distancing and masking will still be required in indoor public spaces.?
“Having assessed the risk associated with the exceedingly high number of positive COVID-19 cases within Ontario, and the advent of the [B117] variant … we believe it is the best course of action to further safeguard our residents, family memberss Rachel Mendleson here., team members and communities,” said Stephanie Barberexperts said, a spokesperson for Jarlette.
She said that while essential visits have been suspended, exceptions have been and continue to be made for compassionate end-of-life care.?