COVID-19 Vaccine-Relevant Information and Planning Resources
Providence Manor is working hard on COVID-19 vaccine plans so we are ready to deploy the vaccine once it arrives. We do not have many details to share about the rollout yet, but we do know KFL&A Public Health will be delivering the vaccine to our residents.
The provincial government announced healthcare workers, essential caregivers and residents in long-term care homes are the first priority group to receive the vaccine. The delivery and prioritization of the provincial vaccination campaign is overseen by a provincial task force.
The Ministry of Health has developed COVID-19 vaccine relevant resources. We’ve included the links to the resources below.
COVID-19 vaccine relevant resources/links:
• COVID-19 Vaccine Availability and Rollout
• COVID-19 About Vaccines
• Information Sheet – Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines
• What you need to know before your COVID-19 vaccine appointment
• KFL&A Public Health COVID-19 vaccine fact sheet
General visitors are not permitted in the Home during the provincial shutdown. During this time, only essential caregivers and essential visitors will be permitted to enter the Home.
Providence Manor’s procedures, including its visiting policies, help ensure residents, their loved ones and our staff stay safe. We continue to assess the prevalence of COVID-19 and influenza in the community, along with:
- resident needs (including their clinical and emotional well-being)
- resource needs of the home
- overall number of visitors in the home
- Visiting Procedures – Effective December 20, 2020, general visitors are not permitted.
Visiting Procedures: Provincial shutdown
Click here for a complete guide to our visiting procedures.
As of December 20, 2020, no general visitors are permitted to enter the home. Only one designated essential caregiver will be permitted at any given time. Essential caregivers are required to submit proof of a negative COVID-19 swab in the last 7 days. Essential caregivers who have travelled outside of Ontario in the last 7 days will not be permitted. Likewise, those who have visited, lived in or had guests from a location in Red-Control or Grey zone or from outside of Ontario, in the last 14 days are not permitted to enter the home.
If you have questions, please call 613-548-7222 ext. 3170.
As of Dec. 20, 2020, the following people may visit residents at Providence Manor:
- Essential Caregivers: Designed by the resident or the SDM. They provide direct care to the resident and may include family members, a privately hired caregiver, etc. At this time, only one Essential Caregiver is permitted at any given time. Please note, all Essential Caregivers must show proof of a negative COVID-19 swab in the last 7 days upon arrival.
- Essential Visitors: Individuals who have a loved one who is end-of-life or very ill.
Virtual visits must be scheduled in advance by calling 613-548-7222 ext. 3170 or emailing email@example.com.
We’re asking all visitors to conduct themselves in a respectful manner. We know these are difficult times, but our staff is doing their very best to help you see your loved ones. Any unwelcome conduct or disruptive visits may impact future visits.
All visitors will be screened upon arrival, this includes having your temperature taken. Please answer our screening questions truthfully. If you do not pass screening, your visit will be postponed.
All Essential Caregivers must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test done within the last seven (7) days and subsequently not have tested positive. A screen capture or print out of the online test result is sufficient.
Visitors must also follow a set specific guidelines during their visit. Click here for those guidelines.
All Essential Caregivers and Essential Visitors must wear a mask for the duration of their visit.
As per ministry directives, residents may only have short stay absences for medical appointments.
Short Stay Absences
Short stay absences are for residents who leave the site for health-related reasons during the day. An overnight stay in the Emergency Department may also be considered short stay. Residents may only have a short stay absence for medical appointments during the provincial lockdown. For more information, read the visitor guidelines.
Temporary absences for residents who leave the site overnight for any reason other than one (1) night in the Emergency Department are not permitted during the provincial shutdown.