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COVID-19 Update Dec 31, 2021: Alberta

December 31, 2021

COVID-19-Blog

Hello everyone,

Today, Health Minister Jason Copping, and Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw, held a news conference following a record for daily new cases of COVID-19 for the third time within a week and the fifth consecutive day of increased hospitalizations.

Understandably given the holidays, we continue to see many residents leaving our homes for non-essential outings and a larger number of visitors requesting access. We continue to remind everyone that as an individual, you have the right to self-assess for risk; however Seasons must consider the greater threat to our retirement communities, including staff and residents. We need everyone to help us keep COVID-19 out of our homes so that all who live and work with us remain healthy as we enter 2022.

Please do not visit a Seasons resident if you have even mild symptoms. We have seen an increase in the asymptomatic spread after visits. Dr. Hinshaw requested today that if you test negative on a rapid test and have symptoms, you should still isolate and reschedule any plans with your loved ones until your symptoms have resolved.

We also ask that you please schedule your visit in advance to safely manage the number of people we have in our homes while ensuring all residents have equitable access to visitors.

All visitors must practice continuous masking when in a Seasons Community. This means a mask must cover your nose and mouth for the duration of your visit at Seasons, and it means no eating or drinking while visiting.

Thank you all for your patience and for helping us keep our team members and residents safe. These are challenging days, but we have many reasons to be optimistic about the future. Whether you live, work or regularly visit a Seasons Retirement Community, your health and well-being are very important to us. On this New Year’s Eve, let me take the opportunity to wish you all good health and much happiness in 2022.

Sincerely,

LeighAnne Voll
Chief Operating Officer,
Seasons Retirement Communities

For additional online resources for COVID-19 you can visit the following sites:

Canada Health
Alberta Health
Alberta Health Services
Public Health Ontario
Retirement Home Regulatory Authority

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