The Victoria Day long-weekend is often considered the unofficial start to summer, and as our days get warmer, and the provincial government begins to re-open the economy, we know that many people will be hopeful that access to Ontario’s long-term care homes will begin to open up as well.

And while we would like nothing more than to see families physically connected once more, for everyone’s safety we are continuing to keep our outbreak response measures in place. These measures include limiting access to the facility to essential personnel only, continuing to screen staff and residents and monitor for symptoms, requiring proper PPE use to be observed, and continuing sanitization and disinfection protocols. These measures will remain in place until health authorities deem it safe to lift them.

We know that being away from your loved ones hasn’t been easy, and we want to say ‘thank you’ to all the families who have supported us in this fight. Your participation in our outbreak response plan has helped us minimize risks and save the lives of some of our most vulnerable citizens.