June 21, 2022
Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health issued guidance on June 8 stating that mask mandates in hospitals will end on June 11.
At the John McGivney Children's Centre, clients, families and visitors are still required to wear masks, socially distance and screen (by answering questions) when they arrive. Masks are now optional in staff–to- staff spaces such as offices, and areas where the public does not have access.
We care for some of the most vulnerable and medically-fragile children—many of whom are not yet eligible for vaccines—and their safety is our utmost priority.
Ongoing Health & Safety Protocols
For our clients and their families, we recommend that only one parent/caregiver accompany a child to the appointment. Staff will review the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 with you and you will be asked to respect all physical distancing and associated safety guidelines. Our staff will be wearing personal protective equipment (PPE), appropriate for the work they are doing, according to public health guidelines. Also, we ask that all those entering the Centre, over the age of two, who are able, wear a mask or face covering. If you do not have one, we can provide you with one. For more information, please review our Keeping Everyone Safe document and our Keeping Everyone Safe at JMCC video.
In-Person and Virtual Services
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, JMCC has been providing in-person and virtual therapy sessions. We continue to offer the choice of in-person or virtual, or a combination of the two. Should families wish to change the way they receive their treatment they can simply let their therapist know, or call our main line at 519-252-7281 and we’re happy to accommodate you.
Thank you and be well.