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COVID-19 Vaccine

January 21: Onsite third dose COVID-19 vaccine clinic at KW Campus

In order to ensure team members receive a third dose booster as soon as possible, there will be an onsite COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the KW Campus on January 21, 2022 from 7:30am-3:30pm in room…

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GRH Facilities & Operations

GRH declares COVID-19 outbreak in 6N & 6S

We are declaring an outbreak of COVID in our 6N and 6S units, inpatient surgery program. Currently, one patient and two staff from 6S have tested positive, while two patients and two staff from 6N…

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GRH Facilities & Operations

GRH declares COVID-19 outbreak on UT2North

We are declaring an outbreak of COVID in UT2North (General Rehab). 2 patients have tested positive. Please continue to use the appropriate PPE, practice physical distancing when appropriate (i.e. during breaks when PPE is removed)…

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GRH COVID-19 Update & Journey PPE & Supplies

Directive 5 and changes to the interim PPE recommendations based on increasing prevalence of Omicron variant

On December 15, 2021 Public Health Ontario released the Interim IPAC Recommendations for Use of Personal Protective Equipment for Care of Individuals with Suspect or Confirmed COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Travel Restrictions GRH COVID-19 Update & Journey Omicron

Omicron Information and Resources

All information pertaining to Omicron will be compiled here and updated accordingly.

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GRH Facilities & Operations PPE & Supplies

Policy – Universal Masking Policy for Patients and Visitors

Developed by: Infection Prevention & Control / Occupational Health and Safety Approved by: Executive Vice President, Patient Care Services PurposeThe purpose of this policy is to provide clear guidance on the application of medical mask…

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COVID-19 Vaccine

January 21: Onsite third dose COVID-19 vaccine clinic at KW Campus

In order to ensure team members receive a third dose booster as soon as possible, there will be an onsite COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the KW Campus on January 21, 2022 from 7:30am-3:30pm in room…

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GRH Facilities & Operations

GRH declares COVID-19 outbreak in 6N & 6S

We are declaring an outbreak of COVID in our 6N and 6S units, inpatient surgery program. Currently, one patient and two staff from 6S have tested positive, while two patients and two staff from 6N…

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GRH Facilities & Operations

GRH declares COVID-19 outbreak on UT2North

We are declaring an outbreak of COVID in UT2North (General Rehab). 2 patients have tested positive. Please continue to use the appropriate PPE, practice physical distancing when appropriate (i.e. during breaks when PPE is removed)…

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GRH COVID-19 Update & Journey Omicron

Omicron Q&A: December 21, 2021

We recently held a special virtual session for GRH team members to discuss Omicron, hospital planning and what this changing information might mean for staff.

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GRH COVID-19 Update & Journey PPE & Supplies

Directive 5 and changes to the interim PPE recommendations based on increasing prevalence of Omicron variant

On December 15, 2021 Public Health Ontario released the Interim IPAC Recommendations for Use of Personal Protective Equipment for Care of Individuals with Suspect or Confirmed COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Omicron

Omicron and travel restrictions

Quick details New guidance has been released regarding non-essential international travel. If you must travel for essential reasons you will be required to plan for quarantine as part of your vacation. If staff wish to…

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COVID-19 Travel Restrictions GRH COVID-19 Update & Journey Omicron

Omicron Information and Resources

All information pertaining to Omicron will be compiled here and updated accordingly.

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GRH COVID-19 Update & Journey Omicron PPE & Supplies

Planning for Omicron

We are aware that the situation with respect to Omicron is changing quickly and are paying close attention to what this might mean for GRH. In any decisions we make, we will be prioritizing the…

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GRH Facilities & Operations

GRH declares a COVID-19 outbreak in 5N

Update as of Dec 10: Grand River Hospital, in consultation with Region of Waterloo Public Health, has declared the COVID-19 outbreak in 5N (Stroke Unit) over.

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Human Resources

GRH recommends no work holiday gatherings

GRH leadership is discouraging all social gatherings of GRH team members. All departmentally planned social gatherings are to be cancelled (both on- or off-site).

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COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

Omicron variant of concern, travel and other protocols

Last week, WHO designated the variant B.1.1.529, known as Omicron, a Covid-19 variant of concern. There is still much unknown about this variant but researchers around the world are collaborating to better understand Omicron, sharing their…

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COVID-19 Vaccine

Care Partners Vaccine Guidelines: FAQ for Admitted Patients

vaccinated against COVID-19. Patients and Care Partners can discuss an exemption to this guideline with the manager of your care area.

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