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
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.
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.
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