Mandatory masking and other COVID-19 precautions continue at Arnprior Regional Health

Mandatory masking and other COVID-19 precautions continue at Arnprior Regional Health

April 25, 2022 – In accordance with Ontario’s mandatory mask extension for high-risk settings until at least June 11, 2022, Arnprior Regional Health (ARH) continues to require visitors, outpatients, clients, and staff to wear a mask while inside its facilities.

The provincial mask mandate for high-risk settings (e.g. hospitals and long-term care homes) was due to lift on April 27, 2022, and the extension was announced by the Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health on Friday, April 22, 2022.

“The high level of COVID-19 in our communities poses a challenge to our staffing levels and the extension of the provincial mask mandate is an effective way to help ensure we have enough staff members to provide our care and services without disruptions,” said Leah Levesque, President and CEO, ARH. “It is also fundamental to protecting our patients and residents who are generally more vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19.”

In addition to mandatory masking, the following COVID-19 measures continue to apply for all visitors at The Grove and The Hospital:

  • Active screening upon entry
  • Proof of vaccination
  • Rapid antigen testing (Grove only)

In response to the provincial mask mandate being lifted for community settings on March 21, 2022, masks are not required, but are strongly recommended, for clients at The Seniors Active Living Centre and The Men’s Shed.

For more information about COVID-19 policies and protocols before you visit The Grove or Hospital, please go here.

About Arnprior Regional Health

Arnprior Regional Health (ARH) is a progressive 140-bed organization that includes a fully accredited community hospital, nursing home, primary health care centre and extensive community programs. ARH is a regional hub with a strong history of providing exemplary care to the residents of West Ottawa, McNab/Braeside, Arnprior and Mississippi Mills. As your partner in health, ARH is committed to listening to and responding to meet the needs of those we serve, because together, we create a healthy community.

 

Media contact:

Melissa McDermott

Communications Manager

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