December 26, 2021 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public that visitation is temporarily suspended on unit 2 South at Caribou Memorial Veterans Pavilion.
Occupational Health has conducted contact tracing for all employees. All staff have been working in full protective personal equipment and there have been no staffing restrictions. Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) has advised there is no known impact to residents at this time. All residents on the unit have been put on isolation and have been tested.
Eastern Health continues to be diligent in its management of this public health emergency. Enhanced cleaning protocols have been implemented and required personal protective equipment protocols for residents on isolation are being followed.
Eastern Health thanks the public for their support and reminds them of the importance of continuing to follow public health guidance to protect themselves, their loved ones, and their communities. These precautions are designed to help keep patients, clients, residents, visitors, staff and physicians safe and help in the prevention and spread of infection.
We also understand that the pandemic has brought many changes and we would like to thank the public for their patience and kindness. Let’s work together to make civility and respect part of every interaction at clinics, hospitals and health-care facilities across the region.