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COVID-19

UPDATE AS OF OCTOBER 19th, 2021

VISITORS AGREEMENT
We would love to open doors to more visitors however, due to COVID 19 pandemic we have the following restrictions. By consenting to have your loved one admitted to our hospice you are also consenting to follow the following visitors’ rules:

VISITORS:
• DOUBLE VACCINATED VISITORS will be required to show their proof of vaccination along with identification at every visit
• UNVACCINATED VISITORS Prior to first visit, a 1 nasal pharyngeal covid(PCR) test done must be completed and negative. This will enable entry for 7 days after which they will pass(negative) rapid antigen testing on site 3 times per week. Any costs associated with the PCR test will be at the visitors own expense.
• NINE VISITORS will be permitted to visit inside building, however only 2 visitors will be permitted in building at a time. Daily In and out privileges are allowed

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE MEASURES: must be always adhered to:
o Mask covering nose and mouth must be worn at all times (If moist or soiled request new covering by staff)
o Social distancing of 2m/6ft from staff, screeners, and all other visitors
o Hand sanitizing upon entry, when in room and when leaving

CONDUCT: all visitors must adhere to DBKH code of conduct (in welcome package)- aggressive or harassing behaviours will not be tolerated

COVID PRESCREENING: all visitors must pass COVID pre-screening prior to entry, located on front door.

WHILE NOT AT HOSPICE: Please reduce your social gatherings or outings while not at hospice to reduce potential COVID transmission risk.

OUTSIDE VISITORS:
• Window and outside visits are permitted if visitors maintain social distancing and proper mask wearing (cover nose and mouth)

VISITING HOURS: 9am-7 pm, 1-person is permitted to stay overnight

SCREENING PROCEDURES:
• Upon arrival to hospice, go to main doors (doors are locked)
• Read Pre-screening questions on door, if you answer yes, you will not be permitted in the building
• Call number on door and a screener will answer
• Screener will ask your vaccination status and will follow procedures based on status (see above)

Once permitted in the building the screener will:
o Ask you to sanitize hands
o Provide you a mask (no outside or personal mask permitted)
o If unvaccinated, a rapid test will be done three times a week, results must be negative to proceed
o You will be asked to keep your mask on for entire visit and to keep social distance
o You will wash your hands upon entry to the room
o If you have any questions or concerns, please ask attending nurse, DO NOT go to screener or kitchen

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTION OR CONCERNS ABOUT THIS PROCESS,
CONTACT Debbie at 905.387.2448 ext. 2110