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GRH COVID-19 Update & Journey Omicron

January 20, 2022 COVID Update

Inside this week’s Update: Break room reminders; PPE guidelines for staff, including extended use; PCR testing prioritization; COVID-19 booster shots for healthcare workers; current outbreaks at GRH; local and provincial updates and more.

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GRH COVID-19 Update & Journey Omicron

GRH declares a new COVID-19 outbreak on 5A, part of it’s medicine program

FOR: All staff in clinical areas, All staff in non-clinical areas, Learners/Students, Other Providers, Physicians Sent on behalf of Bonnie Camm, Executive VP, Clinical Services Shelley Schmidt, Director, Infection Prevention and Control. In consultation with Region of Waterloo Public Health…

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GRH COVID-19 Update & Journey Labs & Testing Omicron

Effective Thursday, January 20: PCR Self-Swab Testing Discontinued

With restricted PCR testing eligibility, the COVID Assessment Centre is experiencing lower volumes with unfilled appointments daily. In order to maximize efficiency of the staff working at the Assessment Centre, PCR self-swab testing will end…

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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 COVID-19 Update & Journey Omicron

January 20, 2022 COVID Update

Inside this week’s Update: Break room reminders; PPE guidelines for staff, including extended use; PCR testing prioritization; COVID-19 booster shots for healthcare workers; current outbreaks at GRH; local and provincial updates and more.

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GRH COVID-19 Update & Journey Omicron

GRH declares a new COVID-19 outbreak on 5A, part of it’s medicine program

FOR: All staff in clinical areas, All staff in non-clinical areas, Learners/Students, Other Providers, Physicians Sent on behalf of Bonnie Camm, Executive VP, Clinical Services Shelley Schmidt, Director, Infection Prevention and Control. In consultation with Region of Waterloo Public Health…

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GRH COVID-19 Update & Journey Labs & Testing Omicron

Effective Thursday, January 20: PCR Self-Swab Testing Discontinued

With restricted PCR testing eligibility, the COVID Assessment Centre is experiencing lower volumes with unfilled appointments daily. In order to maximize efficiency of the staff working at the Assessment Centre, PCR self-swab testing will end…

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GRH COVID-19 Update & Journey Omicron

Omicron Staff Update: January 14, 2022

On Friday, January 14, we hosted a special staff session to discuss the evolving situation with Omicron, the hospital’s response and what this changing information might mean for GRH team members.

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GRH COVID-19 Update & Journey Omicron

January 13, 2022 COVID Update

Inside this week’s Update: Level 1 versus level 3 masks at staff entrances; PPE guidelines for staff, including extended use; learn more about Bill 284; PCR self-swab information; COVID-19 booster shots for healthcare workers; current…

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GRH COVID-19 Update & Journey Omicron

January 6, 2022 COVID Update

Inside this week’s Update: The Omicron variant; updated care partner and PCR self-swab guidelines; COVID-19 booster shots for healthcare workers; current outbreaks at GRH; local and provincial updates and more.

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GRH COVID-19 Update & Journey

New limits to Care Partner visits

Sent on behalf of Bonnie Camm, Executive VP, Patient Care Services and Shelley Schmidt, Director, Infection Prevention and Control Marc Simard, Director, Employee Health and Wellness. **Updated on January 5, 2022 to include ambulatory care**…

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GRH COVID-19 Update & Journey Omicron

December 30 COVID Update

Inside this week’s Update: The Omicron variant; updated care partner guidelines; COVID-19 booster shots for healthcare workers; the opportunity for GRH staff to work at local vaccination clinics; current outbreaks at GRH; local and provincial…

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GRH COVID-19 Update & Journey Omicron

December 23 COVID Update

Inside this week’s Update: The Omicron variant; updated care partner guidelines; COVID-19 booster shots for healthcare workers; the opportunity for GRH staff to work at local vaccination clinics; local and provincial updates and more.

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GRH COVID-19 Update & Journey GRH Facilities & Operations

New guidelines to protect staff and patients

As a result of our changing environment and the increased risks that the COVID-19 Omicron variant poses locally, we will further reduce the risk of exposure in hospital to protect all patients in our care…

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GRH COVID-19 Update & Journey Human Resources

Staying safe over the holidays

Sent on behalf of Dr. Todd Walters, Occupational Health I know that for most of us, the best part of the holidays is seeing our family and friends. However, Omicron is now spreading at unprecedented…

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