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South West Hospitals to Maintain Masking Requirements Indefinitely

April 11, 2022

Hospitals across the south west have updated their ongoing protections against COVID-19 and confirm that current masking requirements for all individuals entering their facilities will continue indefinitely.


“Our top priority is the safety of our patients and staff and maintaining this level of protection in high-risk environments is necessary,” says Jimmy Trieu, AMGH & SHHA President & CEO. “Over the past two years, everyone has been affected by COVID-19 either directly or indirectly and we must continue to adhere to public health measures.”


In addition to continuing to require masking, active screening of all individuals entering hospital facilities will be maintained. COVID-19 Immunization Policies that require all new midwives, physicians, staff, volunteers and contractors to be vaccinated will also remain in place.


Individuals are reminded that getting vaccinated and boosted remains the best protection against serious illness and hospitalization from COVID-19. In addition, hospitals urge everyone to continue with public health recommendations such as masking where physical distancing is not possible, staying home if unwell, and regular hand washing.


Supporting this announcement are: the Alexandra Hospital, Alexandra Marine & General Hospital, Grey Bruce Health Services, Hanover and District Hospital, Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance, Listowel Wingham Hospital Alliance, London Health Sciences Centre, Middlesex Hospitals Alliance, St. Joseph’s Health Care, St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital, South Bruce Grey Health Centre, South Huron Hospital Association, Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital, and Woodstock General Hospital.