Community Hospital (CCH) has safely suspended several COVID-19 restrictions as
the number of reported cases continues to decline and hospital admissions
remain low in Eastern Ontario.
Notably CCH has
returned to its pre-pandemic open visiting policy, lifting the requirement to
book visitation appointments. The number of people welcomed at the bedside is
determined in collaboration with the patient, family and care team. Visitors
are also no longer required to provide proof of vaccination.
no longer be at entrances to actively screen people entering the hospital after
June 30. Anyone coming to CCH should conduct a self-screening for COVID-19
symptoms before arriving and should stay home if they are feeling unwell,
unless they require emergency care.
areas in the hospital will also reopen to patients and visitors including the
Cafeteria and Family Caregiver Centre.
At this time,
masking requirements will remain in place for all staff, physicians, patients
(as tolerated), and visitors.
improved state of the pandemic, we can now safely suspend most COVID-19
restrictions without compromising the safety of our patients, staff and
physicians. These decisions are based on guidance from public health authorities
and are in line with hospitals across the region,” says Jeanette Despatie, CCH
President and Chief Executive Officer. “We thank the community for following
our infection control measures and we continue to ask that people wear a mask
and remain polite and respectful with staff when coming to the hospital,” adds
continue to monitor the pandemic and may re-introduce restrictions should they
As of July 8,
the COVID-19 Assessment Centre will be moving from the Community Addiction and
Mental Health Centre at 850 McConnell Avenue to the Main Entrance at CCH. The
hospital’s Main Entrance can be accessed by parking on the south side of the
building at 840 McConnell Avenue. Public PCR testing continues to only be
available for individuals who meet specific criteria, by appointment only, by
information on visitation guidelines, please visit www.cornwallhospital.ca/en/visitinghours.
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