Posted: February 3, 2022

Grand River Hospital, in consultation with Region of Waterloo Public Health, has declared the COVID-19 outbreak on CTU/5S over.

Thank you to our staff for their hard work in caring for patients, supporting each other and diligently implementing increased COVID protocols to bring an end to this outbreak.

As a reminder to all, in outbreak situations, the hospital immediately implements the following 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.