Brampton Civic changes COVID-19 screening rules, declares two active outbreaks

By

Published September 9, 2022 at 12:05 pm

Brampton Civic emergency room wait times top 2 hours

Brampton Civic Hospital is changing its rules around screening visitors for COVID-19 as active outbreaks of the virus have been declared in two separate units.

As of next Tuesday, the William Osler Health System will no longer require visitors to be screened for the virus upon entry to Brampton Civic Hospital.

The decision follows a move by Osler back in July to drop proof of vaccination requirements for visitors and Essential Care Partners at Brampton Civic and the Peel Memorial Centre.

Even though Osler is doing away with screening, the health system’s masking policy will remain in place until further notice, and everyone who enters an Osler facility will be required to wear a hospital-issued mask.

The health system also says there are two active outbreaks of COVID-19 at Brampton Civic.

On Thursday (Sept. 8), Osler’s Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) department and Peel Public Health declared an outbreak on ACE Unit at Brampton Civic, and an outbreak was also declared on Rehab A unit on Sept. 2.

Osler says both units will remain open to new admissions in collaboration with IPAC.

The health system, which also oversees operations at Etobicoke General, said the hospital is still safe during the outbreaks and that the health and safety of patients, staff, physicians, volunteers and the community is a top priority.

“As Osler continues to see community spread of COVID-19, the hospital is prepared,” the health system said on its website. “Osler remains vigilant and is actively working to respond to additional cases.”

For more information on the hospital’s COVID-19 precautions and policies visit www.williamoslerhs.ca.

insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising
advertising