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Last Update: March 20, 2020 | 4:30 PM
March 20, 2020
To Residents, Family, Friends and Employees of Parkville
In response to the recent announcements made by the Government
of Saskatchewan, we will be instituting new measures and procedures in the
upcoming days and weeks. We are diligently working to adapt to changing circumstances
and continue to ensure that the health and wellbeing of all persons remains our
Parkville Manor had previously already requested residents
to limit their travel anywhere outside the building and chose to disallow all
visitors to the property. Both remain in effect.
We have been actively screening employees, as well as any
necessary personnel coming into the building, and will continue to enforce this
measure. All persons entering the
building, including employees, must immediately proceed to fourth floor
reception and check in with our receptionist, or our late-night home support
Parkville Manor is actively engaging in social distancing
practices and has implemented measures to ensure this in both our dining room
and common areas.
We appreciate your continued cooperation and support.
March 16, 2020 | 8:00 PM
March 16, 2020
Dear Parkville Manor Residents, Families and Visitors,
Our commitment to the health and safety of our residents continues to remain our top priority. In response to the escalating concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Parkville Manor has enacted further measures to reduce the potential of transmission and infection in our residence.
Visitation will be restricted to essential visitors only.
Essential visitors are defined as those who may have a family member who is dying or extremely ill, but not in quarantine.
As an independent living facility we do not anticipate the entry of any essential visitors as we do not provide long-term care. However, if the occasion were to arise, essential visitors will be actively screened in accordance with our policies outlined in our letter dated on March 13, 2020.
We ask all residents and visitors to please respect this new measure as we actively work to keep Parkville Manor free of any COVID-19 exposures.
As a precaution, we are asking residents to please limit any travel outside the residence to travel for essential purposes only. This is a request, not a policy.
Our employees, managers and necessary contractors continue to be actively screened.
Should any resident feel ill, or believe that they have come in contact with an infected person, we ask that you stay in your room and phone the front desk immediately.
Residents should actively continue to practice social distancing. New measures are being enacted to achieve this wherever possible.
We understand how difficult this will be for both residents and their families, and have not made this decision lightly. We encourage all families and residents to stay in touch by phone, email, Skype, FaceTime and social media. It is important to continue communicating even though it may not be in person.
Our policies and procedures will be reevaluated as circumstances evolve, and we will continue to provide updates on this page.
Thank you for continued cooperation and support,
Updated March 13, 2020 | 8:00 PM
March 13, 2020
Dear Friends, Family, Visitors and Residents of Parkville Manor,
We would like to take this opportunity to address our stakeholders. In light of the current global health concerns surrounding Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), it is imperative that we both take action and exercise caution. Parkville Manor is committed to your safety, wellbeing, and protection. Our ultimate goal is to ensure that the quality of life you have grown accustomed to is both maintained and protected during this pandemic.
You have our assurance that Parkville Manor is doing everything in our power to minimize any risk posed by this virus. From working with suppliers, to monitoring evolving health conditions, we are taking every step to ensure that your health and safety remain our top priority.
At this juncture we believe it necessary to enact specific policies and procedures to safeguard against potential exposure and transmission. While we do not want to cause alarm or panic, we do wish to take extra precautions to ensure the continued wellbeing of our residents, employees, and guests. We must remain vigilant, calm, sensical and cognisant of our actions.
Our emergency preparedness plans and 24-hour support desk have equipped us with the tools to combat the current threat proactively and with minimal disruption.
Active Screening will take place at both, point of entry (via intercom), and in person at our fourth floor reception desk. Active screening will be conducted by a ParkTown Enterprises Employee. Active screening includes asking questions, gathering information, and making educated decisions regarding any non-residents’ access to the building.
Residents may continue to access the building using their normal entry points. All other persons must only enter the building through our ground floor lobby.
Residents must notify the fourth floor reception desk immediately if they believe they are demonstrating symptoms pertaining to COVID-19, or if they have come into contact with an affected person.
All employees, and visitors, must check in at our fourth floor reception desk before being allowed to proceed to anywhere else in the building. If a resident is with a visitor, the visitor must still enter through the main floor lobby doors as well as check in at the fourth floor reception desk.
All non-residents will be asked the following questions upon each entry.
1. Have you travelled to an affected area, as deemed by the Government of Canada?
2. Have you been in contact with any person having, or suspected of having, been infected with COVID-19 virus?
3. Have you displayed any flu-like symptoms in the last 14 days which may be symptomatic of COVID-19? Examples of this would/may include cough, fever, respiratory issues etc.
Any person who fails a portion of the screening process will be asked to reschedule/defer their visit; they will also be encouraged to visit a health service provider.
We ask that you please expect minimal delays gaining access to the building, and also please pre-screen yourself before attending the property.
As an independent living residence we ask all residents to please ensure they are doing their utmost to abide by these new policies and procedures, and to help us ensure the continued safety of our property. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and appreciate your cooperation.
Parkville Manor employees have been embracing new controls and readying themselves for this stage of the virus’ development. The company’s board members, CEO and Executives continue to monitor and work with our local health authorities proactively.
In the event of an outbreak on the property, Parkville Manor has developed a plan to ensure routine and necessary operations continue. Staffing, food services, and product procurement have all been planned for. We ask that people remain calm, and feel safe with the knowledge that our day-to-day operations will continue to the best of our ability wherever circumstance allows. It is important to us that we maintain normalcy, and will continue to strive to go above and beyond.
Parkville Manor continues to reiterate the key principles of transmission minimization as described by our governing health authorities. These actions include:
- Washing your hand regularly with temperature appropriate water and soap. It is suggested that you sing the “Happy Birthday Song” twice while washing to ensure you have spent an adequate amount of time doing so. Utilizing alcohol-based sanitizer when hand-washing is unavailable
- Avoiding touching your face, eyes, mouth or nostrils. As a respiratory illness, this virus can infect a person through many different pathways.
- Demonstrating proper public health etiquette. Covering your face when you cough/sneeze, handwashing, and reporting any biological incidents immediately, will help us all protect one another.
- Disposing of any potentially contaminated items, such as Kleenex, immediately and effectively.
- Staying home, or remaining in your suite, if you are ill/feeling ill
- Getting your flu shot (these can still be scheduled at most pharmacies)
We appreciate your cooperation and diligence in this matter. We are doing everything in our power to protect our property and residents. We are all one family, and it is imperative that we each champion these new procedures to keep one another safe.
Our front desk reception operates 24-hours a day. Any inquiries may be addressed though our desk, and each inquiry will be redirected to the proper authority.
Thank you for your continued support.