The health and well-being of residents and team members is the top priority for the St. Clair O'Connor Community, and we will continue to keep you informed as we monitor the evolving situation with COVID-19. We are encouraging our Residents to “shelter in place” and avoid contact with each other as much as possible. We understand that this is an emotional time for everyone and are doing our outmost to keep our community safe.

Communication in these times is also extremely important so we have created a COVID-19 portal to keep you informed as to what we are doing in our community to ensure its safety and we encourage you to visit it regularly. Please continue to check our website for updates and other related information.


For more information about COVID-19 updates at SCOC, please contact us at: 

June 10, 2022 - Memo: SCOC COVID-19 Update

To: SCOC Residents, Families and Staff

SCOC is recognized as a congregated living facility by Public Health. Long-Term-Care, Assisted Living and Independent living share the facility and all precautions that are taken are done to protect the community. We will continue to follow Public Health guidelines to keep everyone safe. We encourage our community to be diligent and continue to wear masks, social distance, hand sanitizing and continued screening.

Current incident being monitored:

  • Tuesday June 7th, a dietary staff called in sick with symptoms of a cold.
  • Wednesday June 8th, we ran an antigen sample which was positive, and we are waiting for the results of the PCR test through public health.
  • Thursday June 9th, we began contact tracing to confirm all residents that were in contact with Covid-19 positive staff member in the dining room.
  • Antigen testing has been conducted with all residents that were in close contact. Currently we have no positive results.

We will continue to conduct tests on residents in close contact and will monitor for any signs of Covid-19. Please let us know immediately if you have symptoms and continue to self-monitor. Further updates will follow. We appreciate your patience and cooperation.

Be safe,

Gary Basran

Vanda Cozier

Physical distancing and other measures taken at SCOC

Appropriate measures to contain further spread of the virus, both in the Long-Term Care home and to the Independent Living, are being taken at SCOC.

Physical distancing is one way that we can all help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, and within St. Clair O'Connor Community, and we are taken further precautions.

Here are some examples of how we are implementing these measures:

  • When having conversations with others, we are instructing residents and staff to observe a two (2) metre, or six (6) foot distance to avoid any transmission.
  • Instructing vendors to leave all deliveries of food or products at Reception and a staff member will deliver them to their suites.
  • Providing meal deliveries to each individual's suite by SCOC staff members.
  • Increasing the screening for all Residents in the Independent Living apartments.
  • Increased cleaning, especially high-touch surfaces such as hand rails in all areas of the community.
  • Registered staff will continue screening Residents who are required to self-isolate.
  • Staff that have tested positive are all off on self-isolation, and they will not be allowed back to work until they have 2(two) negative nasal swabs in a 24 hour period.

Community Care!

Thank you to our residents and Board of Directors for their compassion towards our staff and volunteers.

To our healthcare workers, staff and volunteers, thank you for your care and support for our community.

Helpful Resources

How to Protect Yourself

Why is it recommended to avoid close contact with anyone who has fever and cough?

How to properly wash your hands

Can masks protect against the new coronavirus infection?