Restrictions in Ontario long-term care homes loosened as vaccination rates riseOntario says it is loosening pandemic restrictions placed on long-term care homes as vaccination rates rise.
Return of hugs, communal meals brings a move toward normal in care homes
A long-term care home administrator is welcoming news that residents of many homes will again be able to share hugs, and communal meals after the province reduced COVID-19 restrictions thanks to increased vaccination rates.
Indoor events, communal dining with precautions now allowed under new Ontario COVID-19 LTC directive
"Additionally, residents and their caregivers who are fully immunized may choose to have close physical contact beyond what is required for care and supervision, such as hugging."
Restrictions in Ontario long-term care homes loosened as vaccination rates rise
Ontario says it is loosening pandemic restrictions placed on long-term care homes as vaccination rates rise.
Long-term care homes allowed to resume communal dining, social activites
Long-term care homes in Ontario will be allowed to resume communal dining and social activities while still adhering to social distancing and masking protocols as vaccination rates rise.The provincial government says with the high vaccination rates, they are able to make these changes to improve residents’ quality of life.Homes that have have met a 85 per cent resident and 70 per cent employee immunization coverage rate will be allowed to resume…
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Ontario loosens LTC restrictions as vaccination rates in homes rise
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Hugs allowed again for vaccinated long-term care residents and caregivers
Directive also allows for communal dining in fully vaccinated LTC homes
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