Posted: August 26, 2022

Grand River Hospital and the Region of Waterloo Public Health have declared the COVID-19 outbreak on 5A, part of the medicine program, over.

Thanks to all who worked diligently to bring this outbreak to an end.

As a reminder to all, in outbreak situations, we immediately implement enhanced protocols:

  • Active, enhanced surveillance to identify potential cases and follow-up investigations.
  • More frequent cleaning of high-touch surfaces in the hospital.
  • Education of COVID-19 hospital protocols.
  • As part of ongoing risk assessments, continually reviewing our practices and implementing new measures as required.
  • Temporarily suspending in-person visits to the unit and working to enhance virtual and phone connections for our patients and families.