(Covid-19) Local Health Information
Autumn House Independent Living Facility Inc. (Updated April 7, 2020)
Upon the arrival of the COVID-19 Caronavirus in Saskatchewan, Autumn House has put in place some precautionary measures to ensure the health and safety of our residents.
Autumn House will be restricted to essential visitors only – essential visitors being IMMEDIATE FAMILY during compassionate reasons for the time being.
For those who do enter Autumn House, please use the hand sanitizer at the front entrance before entering any further.
AUTUMN HOUSE NOT ACCEPTING GIFTS OR DONATIONS AT THIS TIME
We would like to announce to the public that at this time, we are not accepting donations or gifts of any sort.
We ask that if you do have donations or gifts of any sort, that you kindly wait out this pandemic before bringing them in when it is safe to do so.
With the ability for COVID19 to survive on certain surfaces for up to four days, we do not think now would be an appropriate time to be bringing anything into Autumn House unless urgently needing to.
Thank you for all of your understanding,
Autumn House Staff.
(Gull Lake Special Care Centre) (Updated March 16, 2020)
Gull Lake Health Centre Closed Until Further Notice
The Gull Lake Health Centre is now closed until further notice . Anyone needing emergency services should call 911 or seek medical attention at the nearest hospital or emergency department.
Visitor Restrictions Implemented in Saskatchewan Health Facilities
In an effort to minimize and contain the spread of COVID-19, the Saskatchewan Health Authority is implementing visitor restrictions effective immediately for SHA-operated hospitals, clinics, community and continuing care facilities.
- The Chief Medical Health Officer of Saskatchewan has made the following order pursuant to Section 45 of The Public Health Act effective Monday, March 16:
- The Chief Medical Health Officer orders that visitors to long-term care homes, hospitals, personal care homes and group homes are restricted to essential visitors only.
- Essential visitors means immediate family visiting for compassionate reasons.We acknowledge the importance of family support to both those who are healing within our hospitals and residents in long-term care homes. However, we are asking families to recognize that our patients and long-term residents are higher at-risk groups for illness, especially COVID-19.Please delay your visit under the following circumstances:
- If you have any respiratory or gastric symptoms such as a common cold symptoms, diarrhea/vomiting.
- If you have traveled outside the province within the last 14 days or have flu-like symptoms do not visit long-term care homes, clinics or hospitals.
- Please consider virtual visiting through electronic applications such as Facetime, Skype and WhatsApp.
Hand washing/sanitization stations are available at all facility entrances and we request that anyone entering our facilities practice proper hand hygiene upon entry.While we understand the benefit that family and loved ones contribute to the overall comfort and care of patients, these steps are being taken to keep patients safe and to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at this time.
—Saskatchewan Health Authority, Media Relations
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