Following direction from the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Long-Term Care, and the HHHS COVID-19 Steering Committee, the following changes will be in effect as of Monday, April 3, 2023
New Visiting Guidelines
Passive Screening for Entry to HHHS Facilities
All HHHS facilities, including Long-Term Care, will shift from ‘active’ to ‘passive’ screening for COVID-19 and respiratory symptoms. This means that visitors to the Emergency Department, In-Patient Department, and both Hyland Crest and Highland Wood Long-Term Care home will be presented by a list of screening questions upon arrival at HHHS facilities.
Visitors will be expected to self-screen, based on these questions, and not proceed with their visit if they have any symptoms.
Ending of Testing Requirement for Long-Term Care Visitors
Visitors to Hyland Crest and Highland Wood Long-Term Care homes will no longer be required to be rapid tested for COVID-19 before entry. Rapid antigen tests will be made available on-site at each Long-Term Care home for those who wish to self-test before entering the homes.
Visitor Masking Requirements
While all visitors to any HHHS facility will still be required to wear a medical-grade mask indoors, there are no requirements for masking by visitors conducting outdoor visits with Long-Term Care residents.
For our full visiting guidelines, please visit the links on the right-hand side of this page.
Haliburton Highlands Health Services is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care through the Central East Local Health Integration Networks for programs and services.