Dear Gardens Families,

On April 3rd we were notified that a resident in the Gardens  has tested positive for COVID-19. This has placed us into a suspect outbreak in the Gardens .

Public Health has instructed us to do 2 swabbing sweeps, the first on Monday (April 4rd), and one on Wednesday (April 6th).

Once negative results are received from the April 6th the suspect outbreak will be lifted.

Visiting protocols are as follows for the Gardens

  • General Visitors: Suspended
  • Leaves of Absences: Suspended (except for medical or compassionate reasons)
  • Essential Family Caregivers: Up to 1 at a time per resident (unless a support person has been pre-arranged for the EFC to be able to visit).
  • Palliative/End of life visitors: No changes
  • Swabbing for EFC’s: Swabbed upon each entry to the home and must wait for results, regardless of vaccination status

if your loved one is in isolation you have been notified, please follow the isolation signage on the door for PPE required and ask the nurse on duty if you have any questions”

Please keep the residents of the Gardens in your prayers during this time, and pray that there will be no further spread and the suspect outbreak will be over quickly.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

Celeste Pols