At the John McGivney Children’s Centre (JMCC), we are thrilled with the news from the Government of Ontario that Windsor-Essex is able to transition to Stage 3 of the province’s reopening plan on Wednesday, August 12. We are proud of the hard work that has been done by local and provincial public health officials, our local healthcare professionals and hospitals, all front line workers and our entire community to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and ensure that we can safely make the transition into Stage 3.
Since June 8, 2020, we have resumed a limited number of on-site appointments at JMCC, and we are pleased to announce that as of Monday, August 17, 2020 we will begin to offer more services safely on-site. These appointments will be determined based on clinical need, while virtual services will also continue at this time. Our JMCC team will work together with families to determine the best, and safest service plans for our clients.
Here is what you need to know:
Over the coming weeks and months, as we continue to monitor the situation and follow the advice of public health experts and our government, we plan to phase-in more in-person services, while focusing on the health and safety of our clients and their families, our staff and our community.
Hard work continues to be done to ensure that the Centre is safe for all. In order to minimize risk, please understand that only clients with confirmed appointments are able to enter the building, and only one parent/caregiver may 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. For more information, please review our Keeping Everyone Safe document and our Keeping Everyone Safe at JMCC video.
We are extremely grateful to our clients, their families and our staff for their patience, understanding and adaptability during these uncertain times. We are pleased to be slowly and safely introducing a limited number of urgent, in-person services, while continuing to offer many virtual services and resources to support our clients and their families through this challenging time. If you have questions, please call 519-252-7281.
We look forward to continuing to connect with you. Please reach out to us by phone, email and on social media. Stay healthy and be well!