Fourth-floor COVID-19 outbreak declared over at St. Mary’s

August 15th, 2021

In consultation with Region of Waterloo Public Health, St. Mary’s has declared an end to the COVID-19 outbreak on its fourth floor. In total, four patients were associated with this outbreak. Our thoughts are with them as they continue to recover.

As of today:

  • The unit will reopen to new admissions and transfers.
  • Diligence with universal masking and face shields continues.
  • Enhanced cleaning will continue throughout the unit.
  • Care Partner visits can now resume based on the hospital’s visitor policy.

Outbreaks are extremely difficult for everyone involved. We are grateful to our teams who continue to work tirelessly to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.

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July 30, 2021

In consultation with Region of Waterloo Public Health, St. Mary’s General Hospital has declared a COVID-19 outbreak on its fourth floor. There are currently three cases associated with the outbreak at this time and our thoughts are with them as they recover.

As we continue to investigate, the following precautionary measures are in place:

  • The unit has been closed to admissions.
  • Contact tracing has been initiated.
  • Droplet contact precautions and enhanced cleaning continue.
  • Care Partner visits are temporarily suspended, except in cases where patients are at end of life or where the care team determines a visit would have a marked improvement in the patient’s condition. Efforts will be enhanced to connect patients by phone or virtually with Care Partners.

Updates will be provided as more information becomes available.