As you know, Ontario has paused its COVID-19 reopening plan in August. We are watching the rising case counts and the Delta variant and guarding against the virus. We are confident that, with our diligent staff and the support of our caregivers, family members and communities, we are prepared for the fourth wave. Here’s what’s happening:
- A third dose of vaccine will be offered to residents of long-term care, assisted living and others at higher risk from the virus’ effects. About 98% of our residents have already had 2 doses of the vaccine and in September we will start to administer third doses. Please check your email for our notice about consent.
- We have strict measures in place and we screen carefully for any signs and symptoms of infection. Anyone entering our buildings without proof of full vaccination is tested for COVID-19.
- Almost everyone is vaccinated but please get your vaccine if you do not have a medical reason. 96% of staff are fully vaccinated, and many teams and workplaces are at 100%. As we all know, it only takes one case to spread the virus to many and this variant is highly contagious. I strongly encourage staff who do not have a medical reason to get your vaccine as soon as possible.
I hope that you have all had a chance to enjoy the summer. Although the pandemic isn’t finished yet, we know how to keep our seniors and each other safe. Please continue to stay vigilant with appropriate infection prevention and control measures.
I’m proud of every member of Yee Hong for showing resilience throughout the pandemic. Please take a moment to express your gratitude to Yee Hong staff and continue to wish our seniors well.