Posted: September 19, 2022

In partnership with Region of Waterloo Public Health, we have declared an outbreak of COVID-19 on GR2 West.

Currently, eight patients have tested positive. We continue to monitor the situation.

We have implemented a number of enhanced protocols on GR2 West to bring resolution as quickly as possible, including;

  • Active, enhanced surveillance to identify potential cases and follow-up investigations.
  • More frequent cleaning of high-touch surfaces in the hospital.
  • We are cohorting staff where possible.
  • 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 care partner visits for GR2 West and working to enhance virtual and phone connections for our patients and families.

We will continue to provide updates as required.