COVID-19 Update

Effective March 15, 2020, the St. Clair O’Connor Community Long Term Care Home and all of its independent seniors’ apartments are closed to outside visitation.

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

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. Please continue to check our website for updates and other related information.

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.

December 29, 2020 - Memo: SCOC COVID-19 UPDATE

The holidays have been very quiet for all of us, the new restrictions limit any social gatherings, COVID-19 cases are on the rise and there is a sense of frustration and anxiety of the current number of positive COVID-19 cases, especially in our part of the province.

Ontario reported a single day high of 2,553 new cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday. This morning’s update from the province also included another 1,939 cases from Sunday, for a two-day total of 4,492 additional infections.

Read the full Memo to find out more about:

  • Chart showing the active, resolved and deaths in Ontario as of January 2020
  • Who will get vaccinated first?
  • Priority high risk groups
  • Populations that should be offered vaccinations as vaccine(s) become available
  • Precautions and available services at SCOC

We appreciate everyone’s cooperation and patience.

Stay 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?