Outbreak Status

March 3, 2021

Staff and residents that had their first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine have now had their second.

JANUARY 29, 2021

We are very pleased to share that we have now received official  confirmation from Ottawa Public Health that the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine doses for residents will arrive as planned. We will be administering the second dose of the vaccine to residents on Sunday, January 31st.

Thank you for your continued support of our vaccination campaign.

JANUARY 26, 2021

A reminder that we are preparing for residents who received the first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to receive their second dose.

We are anticipating that the second vaccine dose will be administered on Sunday, January 31st.

We MUST receive a new consent form for each resident in order for them to receive the second dose.

If you are the POA for Care or Substitute Decision Maker for your loved one, please find the vaccine consent form attached. Once the form is complete, it can be faxed to 613-238-4759 or emailed to bduggan@glebecentre.ca. We also have consent forms available for completion at the main entrance.

Please return the signed consent form to us by Wednesday, January 27th

Essential caregivers who received the first dose of the vaccine at the Glebe Centre on Sunday, January 10th will also be asked to complete the attached consent form.  Please do not submit your consent form to us by email. You will need to bring it with you to the Glebe Centre when you arrive for your second dose. Questions regarding the second vaccine dose for essential caregivers as well as the essential caregiver list can be directed to Susan Zorz, Director of Resident Services at szorz@glebecentre.ca / 613-238-2727 ext. 323.

January 21st, 2021

We are preparing for Residents who received the first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to receive their second dose. We are anticipating that the second vaccine dose will be administered on Sunday, January 31st. If the date changes, we will advise you as soon as possible.

Please note: we MUST receive a new consent form for each resident in order for them to receive the second dose. If you are the POA for Care or Substitute Decision Maker for your loved one, please contact us for consent form. Once the form is complete, it can be faxed to 613-238-4759 or emailed to bduggan@glebecentre.ca. We also have consent forms available for completion at the Glebe Centre main entrance. This must be returned by January 27th.

Essential caregivers who received the first dose of the vaccine at the Glebe Centre on Sunday, January 10th will also be asked to complete the consent form.  Questions regarding the second vaccine dose for essential caregivers as well as the essential caregiver list can be directed to Susan Zorz, Director of Resident Services at szorz@glebecentre.ca / 613-238-2727 ext. 323.

Thank you for your continued support of our vaccination campaign.

January 12, 2021

We are pleased to share that our COVID-19 vaccine campaign for residents was extremely successful. 92% of Glebe Centre residents received their first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Sunday, January 10th. The second dose will be administered on Sunday, January 31st.

We are also pleased to share that over 75% of Glebe Centre staff and over 80% of essential visitors and caregivers have now been vaccinated.

Surveillance testing for staff, essential caregivers and visitors continues to occur on a weekly basis. We do not have any active cases of COVID-19 among staff or residents at this time.

January 7th, 2021

We are pleased to announce that our COVID-19 vaccine campaign will begin on Sunday January 10th for all of residents for whom we have received signed consent forms. At this time, residents will be receiving the Pfizer vaccine.

Please note, we will only be receiving vaccine doses for residents who have confirmed consent on file by Friday, January 8th at 4:00pm. If you are the POA for Care or Substitute Decision Maker for your loved one and you would like to submit a consent form, please find the vaccine information sheet and consent form attached. Once the form is complete, it can be faxed to 613-238-4759 or emailed to bduggan@glebecentre.ca. We also have consent forms available for completion at the main entrance.

Individuals who are on the designated essential caregiver list are still eligible to register for the vaccine to be administered at the Ottawa Hospital.  Vaccines for essential caregivers cannot be administered on-site at the Glebe Centre at this time. Questions regarding the essential caregiver list can be directed to Susan Zorz, Director of Resident Services at szorz@glebecentre.ca / 613-238-2727 ext. 323.

 

January 5, 2021

Happy New Year!

Along with our greetings for the new year, we are pleased to share that our one staff positive case is now resolved. This means, we do not have any active cases of COVID-19 at this time.

All staff will continue to be tested on a weekly basis.

Our case totals as of 3:00pm are:

 

Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 0 4 19
Staff 0 0 19

December 24th,  2020 

We have received an update from Ottawa Public Health this morning to clarify our home’s outbreak status. Further review was conducted regarding the staff member who tested positive, and it has been determined that due to the staff member’s last day of work, a home-wide outbreak is NOT required. All Thornwood residents and staff who were in close contact with the positive staff member have been tested and all results have been received and all confirmed to be ‘not detected.’

This means we can definitively confirm that our home is NOT in outbreak.

We continue to report one positive staff case, and all staff will continue to be tested on a weekly basis.

Our case totals as of 12:30pm are:

 

Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 0 4 19
Staff 1 0 18

 

With this good news, we will not be reciting ‘How the COVID-19 Grinch Stole Christmas!’

Wishing you and yours a safe and happy holiday.

December 23, 2020

We do not have any changes in our case numbers to report today.

Our case totals as of 3:00pm are:

 

Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 0 4 19
Staff 1 0 18

 

December 22, 2020 

We have just received confirmation that a staff member who worked on the Thornwood (5th floor) home area has tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member is self-isolating at home, and we are wishing them a speedy recovery.

Effective immediately, residents on the Thornwood home area will have two separate meal sittings, and use of the communal tub and shower room will be discontinued temporarily. All Thornwood residents will be swabbed for COVID-19 tomorrow. Residents on all other home areas will be asked to remain in their rooms as much as possible outside meal times.

We have received further clarification from Ottawa Public Health regarding the staff member whose COVID-19 test last week was ‘indeterminate,’ and later ‘not detected.’ We shared in our update last Friday that we were required to reflect this staff member as a positive case, even though the Glebe Centre was not considered to be in outbreak at that time. We have now been able to confirm with Ottawa Public Health that we do not need to reflect this staff member as an active positive case.

Our case totals have been updated to reflect that change, as well as today’s new positive case. Our case totals as of 4:30pm are:

 

Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 0 4 19
Staff 1 0 18

Yesterday, the Ford Government announced a province-wide lockdown to begin on December 26th. This provincial lockdown will not impact our current essential visitor policy or procedure, but due to our outbreak, we ask that all essential caregivers consider the frequency and length of their visits to help us minimize the number of people in the home.

We are pleased to share that at this time, approximately 170 Glebe Centre staff have received the first COVID-19 vaccination. The limits on number of staff vaccines have been lifted, and all staff are now able to book appointments to receive the vaccine. ​

We are also pleased to share that designated essential caregivers who are supporting long-term care residents are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccines are administered at The Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus, at 725 Parkdale Ave.

To register for your vaccine appointment, call 613-691-5505. You will be provided with your first appointment as well as an appointment for your second dose, 21 days later. During the phone call, please identify yourself as a designated essential caregiver for a resident at the Glebe Centre and that you will have a declaration letter from the Glebe Centre available for the appointment.

Once you’ve booked your appointment, you will receive an email confirmation from Ottawa Public Health which will include a parking pass, map and additional information. ​

Please note: you will need to pick up your declaration letter from the Glebe Centre in advance. Letters will be ready for pick-up from the reception desk during reception hours (8:00am – 4:00pm), beginning tomorrow. The declaration letter must be shown at the time of your visit to the vaccine clinic.

After receiving the first vaccination, all essential caregivers are required to continue following all safety protocols and will continue to require weekly surveillance testing, as directed by the Province of Ontario.

As Susan Zorz is out of the office until January 4th, please contact a member of our social work team If you have questions regarding the essential visitor or essential caregiver list or process:

Maggie Anderson – manderson@glebecentre.ca / 613-238-2727, ext. 329 or;

Allison Letourneau – aletourneau@glebecentre.ca / 613-238-2727 ext. 497 (Allison will be away the week of Dec. 28-Jan 1)

December 18th, 2020

Late yesterday, Ottawa Public Health clarified information surrounding the positive test result that had been received for one of our staff. The staff member’s initial test was considered ‘indeterminate,’ but was declared a positive by Ottawa Public Health out of an abundance of caution. The staff member was re-tested, and the result of the follow up test was that the virus was ‘not detected.’

Ottawa Public Health has since advised that our home is NOT in outbreak. The staff member will still be considered a positive case due to the indeterminate test result and will be self-isolating as per the directions of Ottawa Public Health.

The Glebe Centre will not be required to isolate residents or proceed with other outbreak measures, but we will continue our diligent procedures to prevent another outbreak in the home.

Surveillance testing of all staff will continue on a weekly basis.

Our current case totals as of 8:00am today are:

 

Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 0 4 19
Staff 1 0 18

DECEMBER 16, 2020

Unfortunately, we were notified this morning that one of our staff has tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member worked on the following home areas: Kentwood, Monkwood and Queenswood (1st, 3rd and 4th floors of 6-storey building). The staff member is self- isolating at home and we are sending them our best wishes for a speedy recovery.

With this new positive case, The Glebe Centre is in home-wide outbreak.

Residents on the Kentwood, Monkwood and Queenswood home areas will have two meal sittings and only one resident will sit at each table. Staff on these 3 home areas will temporarily discontinue use of the communal tub/shower room.

Residents on all home areas will be asked to stay in their rooms as much as possible outside of meal times.

Surveillance testing of all staff will be repeated again this week. Glebe Centre staff were invited to receive the COVID-19 vaccine this week at The Ottawa Hospital. We have had exceptional interest from staff, and over 100 Glebe Centre staff members will receive the vaccine this week.

Our current case totals as of 3:00pm today are:

 

Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 0 4 19
Staff 1 0 18

DECEMBER7, 2020

We are no longer in Outbreak.

Surveillance testing of all staff will continue on a weekly basis.

Please note, as long as the City of Ottawa remains in the “Orange Zone,”  there are no changes to the current protocol for visiting and resident short-stay absences.

DECEMBER 1, 2020

We do not have any changes to our case numbers to report today.

Surveillance testing of all staff will continue on a weekly basis.

Going forward, updates will be provided if there are any changes to our outbreak status or case numbers.

 

Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 0 4 19
Staff 0 0 18

NOVEMBER 30, 2020

We are very pleased to report that our last active staff case of COVID-19 is now considered resolved. This means, we do not have any active resident or staff cases of COVID-19 at this time.

Our home is still considered by Ottawa Public Health to be in home-wide outbreak, and we are hopeful the outbreak status will be lifted on December 5th.

Our current case totals as of 3:00pm today are:

 

Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 0 4 19
Staff 0 0 18

NOVEMBER 26, 2020

We do not have any changes to report today.

Our current case totals as of 3:00pm today are:

 

Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 0 4 19
Staff 1 0 17

 

NOVEMBER 25, 2020

We do not have any changes to report today.

​Our current case totals as of 3:00pm today are:

 

Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 0 4 19
Staff 1 0 17

NOVEMBER 24, 2020

We do not have any changes to report today.

​Our current case totals as of 3:00pm today are:

 

Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 0 4 19
Staff 1 0 17

NOVEMBER 23, 2020

We do not have any changes to report today.

​Our current case totals as of 3:00pm today are:

 

Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 0 4 19
Staff 1 0 17

NOVEMBER 20, 2020

We were notified this morning that one of our staff from the Lindenwood home area (2nd floor, 6-storey building) has tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member is self- isolating at home and we are sending them our best wishes for a speedy recovery.

With this new positive case, The Glebe Centre will remain in home-wide outbreak.

The Woodlawn (6th floor) home area is no longer on droplet precautions as of today. This means, Residents will return to having their meals in the dining room and staff will resume use of the shared tub and shower room.

The Queenswood home area is scheduled to finish droplet precautions tomorrow.

Surveillance testing of all staff will continue on a weekly basis.

Our next email update will be sent on Monday, November 23rd.

Our current case totals as of 3:00pm today are:

 

Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 0 4 19
Staff 1 0 17

NOVEMBER 19, 2020

We are happy to share that the last staff positive case is now considered resolved.

We are hopeful that Ottawa Public Health will consider our home-wide outbreak to be over on Saturday, Nov. 21st.

​Our current case totals as of 3:00pm today are:

 

Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 0 4 19
Staff 0 0 17

 

NOVEMBER 18, 2020

We do not have any changes in our numbers to report today. We remain in home-wide outbreak.

Ottawa Public Health is recommending that residents in long-term care homes be offered a medical mask to wear in common areas as tolerated. The Glebe Centre has medical masks available for this purpose and residents were advised of this recommendation yesterday as part of regular updates that are being circulated and posted within home areas.

As announced yesterday, we are now able to receive requests to resume visits from essential visitors and essential caregivers. Please contact Susan Zorz, Director of Resident Services (szorz@glebecentre.ca / 613-238-2727 ext. 323), if you would like to make a request.

Our current case totals as of 3:00pm today are:

 

Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 0 4 19
Staff 1 0 16

 

NOVEMBER 17, 2020

We do not have any changes in our numbers to report today. We remain in home-wide outbreak.

We continue to receive many inquiries from families and friends regarding the resumption of essential visitor and caregiver visits.  We are now able to review requests from individuals who were formerly on the essential visitor and/or essential caregiver list.

Please note: requests to resume visits will be reviewed and overseen by Susan Zorz, Director of Residents Services. Please connect with Susan at szorz@glebecentre.ca, or 613-238-2727, ext. 323 to make your request. There is limited capacity for the number of visitors and caregivers in the home at any time, which means not every request can be approved.

Anyone who has received approval to be re-activated on the essential list must be tested for COVID-19 at an external site (such as Brewer Park), and provide confirmation of their results prior to their first visit. For the safety of our residents and staff, there is a new visiting protocol that will be provided and enforced for all visits.

Our current case totals as of 3:00pm today are:

 

Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 0 4 19
Staff 1 0 16

NOVEMBER 16, 2020

Two additional staff are now considered resolved cases, which means we are down to just one active staff case of COVID-19.

The Glebe Centre remains in home-wide outbreak.

Surveillance testing of staff is ongoing this week.

We understand that many family members and friends are eager to resume visits. We are working on the essential visitor/essential caregiver protocol and will be following up as soon as we are able to provide more information. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Our current case totals as of 3:00pm today are:

 

Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 0 4 19
Staff 1 0 16

NOVEMBER 13, 2020

We do not have any changes in our numbers to report today.

Our current case totals as of 3:00pm today are:

 

Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 0 4 19
Staff 5 0 12

NOVEMBER 12, 2020

We are very happy to share the news that the last two resident cases of COVID-19 are now considered resolved. This means, we do not have any active resident cases of COVID-19 at this time.

We have also received confirmation that another staff member has recovered from COVID-19 and we are looking forward to welcoming them back to work.

Surveillance testing results continue to arrive for residents and staff, we continue to await all of the results. Surveillance testing will be repeated early next week.

Our current case totals as of 3:00pm today are:

 

Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 0 4 19
Staff 5 0 12

NOVEMBER 11, 2020

We do not have any new Resident cases of COVID-19 to report.

We have received confirmation that another staff member has recovered from COVID-19 and we are looking forward to welcoming them back to work.

After sending yesterday’s update, we received further information related to yesterday’s new staff positive case to confirm that the staff member had also worked on the Queenswood (4th floor) home area. As of last evening, the Queenswood home area is on full droplet precautions. This means Residents are being isolated in their rooms and are receiving sponge/bed baths to avoid use of the communal tub/shower room as an additional precaution.

Surveillance testing results have begun to arrive for residents and staff and we continue to await all of the results.

Our current case totals as of 3:00pm today are:

 

Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 2 4 17
Staff 6 0 11

 

NOVEMBER 10, 2020

It is with great sadness that we share that a fourth Resident who had tested positive for COVID-19 has passed away. The entire Glebe Centre team mourns this loss and sends our sincerest condolences to the Resident’s family and friends.

Today, we received confirmation that one staff member who worked on the Lindenwood (2nd floor, 6-storey building) home area has tested positive for COVID-19. We also received confirmation that another two staff members are considered resolved cases and we look forward to welcoming them back to work.

We do not have any new Resident cases to report.

Surveillance testing for all Glebe Centre Residents took place today, and results from yesterday’s surveillance testing for staff are pending.

Our current case totals as of 3:00pm today are:

 

Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 2 4 17
Staff 7 0 10

 

NOVEMBER 9, 2020

We are very happy to share that we received confirmation today that nine of our Residents have recovered from COVID-19, for a total of 17 resolved cases and 3 active Resident cases remaining.

We do not have any new Resident or staff cases to report today.

Woodlawn (6th floor) remains on full droplet precautions. This means Residents are being isolated in their rooms and are receiving sponge/bed baths to avoid use of the communal tub/shower room as an additional precaution.

Surveillance testing for all Glebe Centre staff took place today, and all Residents will be tested tomorrow.

Our current case totals as of 3:00pm today are:

 

Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 3 3 17
Staff 8 0 8

 

NOVEMBER 8, 2020

Our numbers today remain the same for both Staff & Residents.

Our current case totals as of 2:30pm today are:

 

Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 12 3 8
Staff 8 0 8

We do not have any new Resident cases to report.

We are working with Lindenwood staff to enable our resolved COVID-19 residents to start coming out into the dining room again but the comfort has been to continue feeding them individually in their rooms. Our partners at Ottawa Public Health are fine with this arrangement as the understanding of resolved cases does take time for Staff to absorb.

Mass surveillance swabbing for all staff will be tomorrow Nov. 9th.

On behalf of the leadership team- we thank you for your ongoing support.

NOVEMBER 7, 2020

It is with great sadness that we share with you the loss of a third Resident who had tested positive for COVID-19.

The entire Glebe Centre team mourns this loss and sends our sincerest condolences to their family and friends.

We received confirmation ate yesterday that another resident on Lindenwood has been considered Resolved from COVID-19.

We have also received confirmation that another staff member has been considered resolved from COVID-19 and we welcome them back to the workplace.

We do not have any new Resident cases to report.  We are still pending results for all of the residents on Woodlawn that were swabbed as a precautionary measure Friday November 6th.

Our next mass surveillance testing for Glebe Centre staff will take place on Monday, Nov. 9th.

Our current case totals as of 2:30pm today are:

 

Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 12 3 8
Staff 8 0 8

 

The entire Glebe Centre team thanks everyone for their words of encouragement and support during these extremely difficult times.

NOVEMBER 6, 2020

Thank you for your patience with the technical difficulties we experienced with sending our update yesterday.

Today, we received confirmation that one staff member from the Woodlawn home area (6th floor) has tested positive for COVID-19. This staff member is self-isolating at home and we are wishing them a speedy recovery.

We also received confirmation today that two of our Residents, and one additional staff, have recovered from COVID-19.

We do not have any new Resident cases to report.

Due to the one positive staff result on Woodlawn, that home area (6th floor) is now on full droplet precautions. This means, Residents are being isolated in their rooms for at least 14 days. All Woodlawn Residents have been swabbed today for COVID-19. As an additional precaution, Woodlawn Residents will receive sponge/bed baths to avoid use of the communal tub/shower room for the next 14 days.

Our next mass surveillance testing for Glebe Centre staff will take place on Monday, Nov. 9th.

We have now received almost all Resident results and staff results from the surveillance testing that took place earlier this week, very few results are still pending.

Our current case totals as of 3:00pm today are:

 

Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 14 2 7
Staff 9 0 7

 

November 5, 2020

Please accept our apologies on this late report but we had IT issues last night.

We are saddened to report that a second Resident who had tested positive for COVID-19 has passed away. The entire Glebe Centre community mourns this loss.

Two staff members from the Lindenwood home area (2nd floor, 6-storey building) have tested positive for COVID-19. These staff member are self-isolating at home and we are wishing them a speedy recovery.

We also received confirmation today that five of our Residents, and two additional staff have recovered from COVID-19.

We have received almost all Resident results and some staff results from the surveillance testing that took place earlier this week.

Our current case totals as of 3:00pm today are:

 

Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 16 2 5
Staff 9 0 6

 

NOVEMBER 4, 2020

Update for Families and Friends:

One staff member from the Lindenwood home area (2nd floor, 6-storey building) has tested positive for COVID-19. This staff member is self-isolating at home and we are wishing them a speedy recovery.

We also received confirmation today that two staff members have recovered from COVID-19 and we are looking forward to welcoming them back to work.

There are no changes today to our Resident cases.

Results from Resident and staff surveillance testing are pending.

Our current case totals as of 3:00pm today are:

 

Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 22 1 0
Staff 7 0 6

 

NOVEMBER 3, 2020

Update for Families and Friends:

We do not have any new staff or Resident cases to report today. Another member of our staff has recovered from COVID-19 and we are looking forward to welcoming them back to work.

All staff were swabbed again today. Results for both residents and staff are pending.

Our current case totals are:

 

Active Cases Deaths Resolved Cases
Residents 22 1 0
Staff 8 0 4

 

We were encouraged to learn of the Ford Government’s announcement that the province will commit to providing 4 hours of direct care per long-term care resident per day, which is an increase from the current 2.75 hours of care currently being provided. We look forward to more details regarding this announcement.

NOVEMBER 2, 2020

Current active case totals are:

Staff: 12

Residents: 22

Three of our staff have recovered and we are look forward to welcoming them back to work. Tomorrow all staff will be tested again.

All Residents were swabbed again today, save Woodlawn – those people were swabbed Friday, October 30th.

We continue to ask essential visitors/caregivers to hold off on visiting until greater insight into this outbreak is known. We also continue to encourage Residents to remain in their rooms as much as possible.

Your patience is greatly appreciated during this challenging time. Please expect to receive regular updates as information becomes available.

***We are in this together and we’ll get through this together***

OCTOBER 29, 2020

Our current active case totals are:

Staff: 10

Residents: 18

It is with deep sadness that we share with you that one of our Residents who tested positive for COVID-19 has passed away. The entire Glebe Centre team mourns this loss.

All Resident cases are currently contained to the Lindenwood (2nd floor, 6 storey building) home area. The families of these residents have been informed.

The home areas where our active case staff work are Bankwood (1st floor, 2 storey building), Kentwood (1st floor, 6 storey building), Lindenwood, Queenswood (4th floor), Thornwood (5th floor) and Woodlawn (6th floor).

Testing of all staff took place again today.

Beginning this weekend, our Home will be welcoming the support of Ottawa community paramedics who will be assisting with care on the Lindenwood home area. We are also receiving support from The Ottawa Hospital and Ottawa Public Health to ensure that our Home is taking every possible precaution to stop the spread. Dr. Benoit Robert, our Co-Medical Director and Kathy May, a Nurse Practitioner from the Ottawa Hospital, are here to amplify the medical care being provided to our Residents and are assisting to mobilize other supports as needed.

Extensive enhanced cleaning and frequent disinfecting of high-touch surfaces and equipment (such as lifts) is ongoing.

We will continue to provide updated information in commitment to keeping our community informed.

OCTOBER 28, 2020

WE ARE NOW IN FACILITY WIDE BREAKOUT

We have 4 staff who tested positive from the Kentwood, Lindenwood and Queenswood home areas.

All residents have been tested and results are pending.

Staff working in the affected home areas are wearing full personal protective equipment (PPE). Residents on affected floors are being asked to stay in their rooms as much as possible while all others are being asked to stay on their floors.

Essential visitors are being asked to refrain from visiting.

 

OCTOBER 26, 2020

We have received confirmation of positive COVID-19 test results for staff at the Glebe Centre.

We are currently aware of more than 1 and less than 5 staff from the Lindenwood home area who have tested positive for COVID-19. These staff members are currently self-isolating at home and we wish them a full recovery. With these confirmed cases, the Glebe Centre is now considered to be in home-wide outbreak for COVID-19.

All residents on all home areas will be swabbed today. We are also swabbing all staff, with the goal of completing home-wide resident and staff testing by end of day tomorrow.

Until we have a grasp on how many home areas are impacted, we are asking those on the essential visitor and essential caregiver list to please NOT visit until further notice.

There will be NO swabbing for family on Thurs. Oct. 29th.  Please be reassured that as soon as we can resume visits from essential caregivers and visitors, we will ensure that an on-site swab opportunity will be offered with as much advance notice as possible.

Thank you for your understanding and support,

OCTOVER 22, 2020

We are COVID-19 free as of today.

The Glebe Centre’s flu shot campaign is in full effect and we are on track to complete administration of flu shots for residents this week. Regular flu shot clinics for staff are being offered on an ongoing basis.

The next COVID-19 surveillance testing for staff and essential visitors/caregivers will take place on Thursday, October 29th.

Please note, only those who are on the essential visitor and/or essential caregiver list are invited to be tested with us. If you have recently been added to the essential visitor/caregiver list and have not tested with us before, you are required to have your first test outside of the Glebe Centre (at an assessment centre, pharmacy, etc.). If you have been tested elsewhere and want to be tested on the 29th please contact Alliosn Letourneau at aletourneau@glebecentre.ca

Testing of only those on the essential visitor and essential caregiver list will be strictly enforced, as it is crucial that we protect our residents and staff by limiting the number of individuals accessing the home.

OCTOBER 16, 2020

We are COVID-19 free as of today.

All staff and essential visitors and caregivers were tested yesterday. Those results will be in by tomorrow.

Yesterday the Provincial Government announced that all residents are to refrain from short term or temporary absences until further notice. Absences for medical reasons will continue.

OCTOBER 2, 2020

We are COVID-19 free as of today.

As announced by Doug Ford on Thursdays, our PSWs will be receiving an $3/hour increase in their wages until March 1, 2021.

This Sunday we will end outdoor and indoor resident visits.

Caregivers and Essential Visitors can continue to visit residents.

Resident day outings can continue HOWEVER they will be placed in isolation for the following five days then tested. Medical appointments are not subject to these regulations.

SEPTEMBER 25, 2020

We are COVID-19 free as of today.

Staff and REGULAR visitors will be tested on September 30th.

SEPTEMBER 11, 2020

WE ARE COVID-19 free as of today.

Visitor Policy:

“Essential” Visitors are there to provide direct care to the resident: meal assist,personal hygiene, meaningful connection etc. We are expanding this list to encompass the recent release of Ministry news of increasing visitor capacity, and where it is determined that a resident would benefit greatly from such personal care, we will be reaching out to family members.

All General Visitors will continue to schedule visits indoors and outdoors as has been the past practice. We are relaxing the time allotments to 30 minutes or more. If you wish, schedule an hour. If you visit relatives (Mother/daughter; husband/wife), the visits may be scheduled together.

Residents are permitted off site for the day as long as they wear a mask.

While we appreciate the apparent contradiction in these Ministry protocols, we are adhering to them and ask you to respect them also.

COVID-19 TESTING WILL TAKE PLACE NEXT WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH. New family testing times for family are 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Please email your test intentions to bduggan@glebecentre.ca.

SEPTEMBER 4, 2020

Virus testing of staff and select resident family members took place on August 28th and September 1st. We are awaiting results.

A policy is being developed for resident trips outside of the home. That should be ready on Friday.

AUGUST 27, 2020
We are COVID-19 free as of today with staff testing scheduled for tomorrow and next Monday.

AUGUST 21, 2020
We are COVID-19 free as of day.

AUGUST 14, 2020

All staff were tested this past Monday and we remain COVID-19 free.

AUGUST 10, 2020 UPDATE

We are COVID-19 free as of today.

Our bi-weekly testing for staff and family members is going on today.

We are resuming admissions in a very controlled manner. New admissions will have to provide a negative test within 24 hours of moving in; these residents will have to self-isolate for two weeks; all staff entering their rooms will wear full PPE until the isolation period is over.

Families can drop off home cooked meals for residents.

JULY 20, 2020 UPDATE

We are COVID-19 free.

Staff testing commences again today and next week as part of our every two week ritual.

JULY 20, 2020 UPDATE
After staff testing on July 10th & 13th, we remain COVID-19 free.

FAMILY VISIT POLICY

NEW: July 15, 2020 – Updated MLTC Visitor Policy to Long-Term Care Homes
On June 10, 2020, the Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) issued an update to Directive #3 that included the first step in the gradual resumption of visits to long-term care homes. The attached document is intended to supplement Directive #3 and provides updated guidance to long-term care homes on reopening homes to visitors. Please review the attached documents.
• https://ltchomes.net/LTCHPORTAL/Content/Snippets/LTC%20Visitor%20Policy%20(EN)_em2.pdf
• https://ltchomes.net/LTCHPORTAL/Content/Snippets/LTC%20Visitor%20Policy%20(FR)_em.pdf

July 10, 2020 UPDATE
We are COVID-19 free.

Due to the extreme heat we have cancelled resident visits for the next three days. Anyone wanting to visit a resident must arrange that through the resident’s Power of Attorney. No dogs are permitted on these visits.

Hairdressing services are on hold as we try and secure a new hairdresser.

JUNE 29, 2020 UPDATE!!!

We are officially out of Outbreak! This news was confirmed to us today by Ottawa Public Health. We will continue will all protocols to keep the virus at bay. A very special thanks to all staff for their efforts 24-7.

JUNE 26, 2020
Barring any new cases, we will be COVID-19 free as of Monday, June 29th.

Resident visits begin next week with many conditions in place. Please call us 613-238-2727 ext. 484 or send an e-mail to Reception@glebecentre.ca to book your time slot.

JUNE 18, 2020
A decision was made to swab all staff again on Friday, June 19th to ensure we are 100% COVID-19 free. Results from that testing will come in over the weekend and into early next week. Since last week’s news we have ramped up all activities to ensure our residents and staff are safe!

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As reported on Friday, all Glebe Centre staff were tested for COVID-19. We have received notice of one COVID-19 POSITIVE case result. While this is disappointing to hear, we will continue to be diligent with universal masking, hand hygiene and temperature-taking. Staff will continue to wear PPE when working with residents. We are also working closely with Ottawa Public Health to perform contact tracing.

More information will be provided as it is received.

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JUNE 12, 2020

1. We are COVID-19 free

2. Today, all staff were tested for COVID-19. These tests included a throat and nasal swab. Results will be posted next week.

RESUMPTION OF FAMILY VISITS
On June 11, 2020 the Ontario Government announced that limited family visits will resume on June 18, 2020.

We realize that everyone is very anxious to visit with their loved one. We are currently reviewing protocols and will develop a plan for implementation.

We will communicate the plan process to our residents and families early next week.

JUNE 5, 2020 UPDATE

1. We are COVID-19 free

2. Under a new Province of Ontario recommendation, we will endeavour to have all staff tested for COVID-19 in June.

3. The Ontario Government is freezing long-term care resident co-payments for six months. The annual increase will go into affect on January 1, 2021. The Ontario Government will ensure that long-term care homes will not lose any revenue resulting from this deferral.

4. We will remain in a full lockdown status until the Government decides otherwise.