COVID-19 outbreak on NHH’s 1A Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit declared over— Regular visiting guidelines resume throughout the hospital

A COVID-19 outbreak confirmed on Tuesday, May 23 in Northumberland Hills Hospital’s 1A Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit has been declared over.

Effective today, May 26, regular visiting guidelines have resumed for all with the exception of patients in isolation for a COVID-19 infection or suspected exposure. 

A reminder that visitors have access to free masks on entry to the hospital and NHH’s Community Mental Health offices and will be expected to keep their medical-grade mask on at all times (or over top of their personal cloth mask) while inside, unless eating or drinking in designated areas. No eating or drinking is permitted by visitors in patient rooms, due to the fact that masks would need to be removed. 

The following is a summary of the infection prevention and control measures that remain in place at NHH: 

For details on NHH’s Visiting Guidelines and expectations, including virtual visiting options and answers to other Frequently Asked Questions, please see our website.

Updates on NHH’s COVID-19 status will continue to be communicated through the hospital’s website and related social media channels. Community outbreak information will be found on the HKPRDHU’s recently updated, which provides a high-level assessment of local respiratory virus Respiratory Diseases Dashboard activity.

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