The Hospital further eases masking requirements

Effective June 19, 2023, we have further eased mask requirements at The Hospital. We made this decision in alignment with regional hospitals and based on the current risk level in the community of COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses.

Patients and visitors are no longer required to wear masks in public areas (e.g., hallways, most waiting areas). Masks continue to be required:

  • In all areas of our Emergency Department, including the waiting areas
  • When receiving direct care (e.g., treatment/procedure room, inpatient room, X-ray/ultrasound room, outpatient specialist clinic room, etc.)
  • When someone coming for an outpatient appointment is unwell
  • If a patient is asked to wear a mask by their healthcare provider

When you visit the Hospital, you’ll find updated signs to help inform you where and when masks are required. Please note these changes do not apply to the Grove Long-Term Care Home.