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:

info@scoc.ca 

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.

November 23, 2020 - Memo: SCOC COVID-19 UPDATE

Toronto and Peel Region have been placed in lockdown, which is the province’s final category of the COVID-19 tiered framework that guides restrictions. Ontario Premier Doug Ford made the announcement late Friday afternoon on the same day the province’s total number of lab-confirmed COVID-19 infections surpassed 100,000, over 1500 new cases a day.

Officials have said that regions will remain in their zone for a minimum of 28 days. This means that Toronto and Peel will be under lockdown until at least Dec. 21. Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. David Williams said that while there is no order mandating residents not travel between colored-region, residents should really limit travel to essential purposes.

Public events and social gatherings: All indoor organized public events and social gatherings are prohibited, with the exception of gatherings with members of the same household. Outdoor gatherings have been restricted to 10 people, as long as physical distancing can be maintained.

Restaurants, bars and clubs: Indoor and outdoor service is prohibited at food establishments in lockdown regions. Take out, drive through service, and delivery is permitted.

Meeting spaces: All meeting spaces and event spaces will be closed with the exceptions of court services, government services, and mental health and addiction support services (with a maximum of 10 people).

The following precautions remain in place and available for all independent tenants should they wish added protection:

  • Tenant screening is available in the main entrance daily between the hours of 6am to 9 pm.
  • The Province of Ontario implemented regulations on the mandatory wearing of a mask or face covering through Ontario. We urge you to wear face coverings (masks) while in the common spaces, and hallways of the community and when off premises.
  • Under the temporary physical distancing bylaws, people who are not from the same household must maintain a physical distance of two metres (six feet) apart. Social distancing rules must be adhered to and only 5 people will be allowed in the Tea Room at one time, dining in is not allowed.
  • The Tea Room remains open Monday to Friday from 10 am to 11 am and from 2 pm to 3 pm so that food items, fresh coffee and pastry can be purchased.
  • The Dietary Department will be open for meal preparation and deliveries only (breakfast, lunch, diner). No dine in will be allowed during the shutdown.
  • Adult Day programs and SALC will be either delivered virtual (ZOOM) or one-to-one visits (no groups sessions).

We appreciate everyone’s cooperation and patience.
Stay Safe
Regards

Gary Basran
CEO

Vanda Cozier
DOC

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

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How to properly wash your hands

Can masks protect against the new coronavirus infection?