Posted: May 24, 2022

Grand River Hospital and the Region of Waterloo Public Health have declared the COVID-19 outbreak on 8ABC, 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:

  • Increased surveillance to identify potential cases and follow-up investigations;
  • More frequent cleaning of high-touch surfaces;
  • Cohorting staff as much as possible;
  • Education of patients and families about COVID-19 hospital protocols;
  • Continually reviewing our practices and implementing new measures as required, as part of our ongoing risk assessments;
  • Temporarily suspending in person care partner visits to the unit and working to enhance virtual and phone connections for our patients and families.