The Importance of Wearing a Mask at PSFDH During COVID-19
October 16, 2020
July 7th, Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health (Leeds,
Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit) issued an instruction under the Emergency
Management and Civil Protection Act requiring that anyone entering or
remaining in an “enclosed public space” use a face covering/mask that securely
covers the nose, mouth and chin.
is increasing scientific evidence that supports wearing a mask when in enclosed
public spaces. It is as an important measure in reducing the spread of COVID-19.
use of face masks has been in place at PSFDH since July, all patients and
visitors are reminded that they will need to wear an appropriate face covering
or mask when entering the buildings and while being in all departments and
rooms within the hospital. It is
recognized that there may be circumstances where certain patients or visitors
may be unable to wear a face mask or covering.
We ask that
you bring your own clean mask
s/face covering to the hospital
whenever possible. Masks are available for your use at the screening desk. For more information about mask wearing, please
visit the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Public Health Unit
part of the continued strategy to keep our patients and staff safe, the public
is reminded that it is necessary to pass a COVID-19 screening test prior to
entering the hospital. All visitors must enter through the
specific entry points located at the Emergency Department entrances at both
sites. A 2nd entry point is
available at the Great War Memorial (Perth) site at the Main Entrance off
Drummond Street Monday to Friday (7 a.m. to 4 p.m.).
Thank you for your patience, understanding
and adherence to these masking requirements. PSFDH will continue its efforts to ensure the safety and well-being of
the patients, staff and visitors. Please note that our infection control practices
will continue to be aligned with the direction of the Leeds, Grenville and
Lanark District Public Health Unit and the Province of Ontario.