What requirements are in place for a resident who attends an essential outpatient visit? (COVID-19)

In line with the COVID-19 Outbreak Guidance for Long-Term Care Homes (dated April 15, 2020), in the event that a resident or their substitute decision maker deems an outpatient medical visit to be essential, the home must provide a mask for the resident to wear and should encourage the resident to wear the mask out of the home if tolerated. Upon return to the home, the resident should be screened but if asymptomatic, they are not required to be tested for COVID-19 or to self-isolate. Per Directive #3 of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the home must conduct active screening and assessment of all residents, at least twice daily.

A mask or face covering is required to be worn in all commercial establishments and on public transit in Sudbury and districts. Learn more about the guidance for wearing non-medical masks.


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This item was last modified on July 3, 2020




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