COVID-19 Outbreak Declared Over on 3 East

March 26th, 2021

In consultation with Region of Waterloo Public Health, St. Mary’s is today declaring an end to a COVID-19 outbreak on 3 East. Ten patients and three staff members were associated with this outbreak. We are thinking of them as they recover.

As of today:

  • The unit will fully reopen to new admissions and transfers.
  • Diligence with universal masking and face shields continues.
  • Asymptomatic testing is continuing in other units as needed.
  • The importance of physical distancing in break rooms is being reinforced.
  • Enhanced cleaning will continue throughout the unit.

Outbreaks are extremely challenging for everyone and we are grateful to our teams who are working tirelessly to prevent transmission of COVID-19.

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April 1, 2021

In consultation with Region of Waterloo Public Health, St. Mary’s has partially re-opened 3 East to new admissions today.

Here is the latest information:

  • There are nine patients and two staff member associated with the outbreak and they are in our thoughts as they recover.
  • One end of 3 East will reopen today to new admissions.
  • Staff will be cohorted on each end of the unit.
  • Diligence with universal masking and face shields continues.
  • Enhanced cleaning continues.

Updates will be provided as new information is available.

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March 26, 2021

In consultation with Region of Waterloo Public Health, St. Mary’s has declared an outbreak of COVID-19 on its 3 East Unit. Two patients are currently associated with this outbreak. Our thoughts are with patients and staff on the unit.

The following precautionary measures are in place:

  • The unit is currently closed to admissions
  • Testing is underway for staff and patients
  • Droplet contact precautions continue.
  • Enhanced cleaning continues
  • Care Partner visits are temporarily suspended, except in exceptional circumstances, such as when a patient is at end of life or if the care team determines there could be a marked improvement in a patient’s condition with a visit. Efforts have been enhanced to connect patients by phone or virtually with Care Partners.

Updates will be provided as new information is available.