Due to a decrease in COVID-19 outbreaks at Regina General Hospital and Pasqua Hospital, both hospitals will be moving from Level 3 family presence/visitation to Level 2, effective Monday, May 10.
Level 2 Family Presence means that all patients/residents can designate one essential family/support person(s) to provide in-person support. Timing and frequency of family presence is to be determined in collaboration with the staff, patient and essential family/support person based on patient needs and considerations of the care team/service area. More than one person can be designated in the following circumstances:
Family members and support people who are permitted must undergo a health screening prior to entering the facility or home. This includes a temperature check and questionnaire. The family member or support person will be required to perform hand hygiene (hand washing and/or use of hand sanitizer) when entering and leaving the facility or home and when entering and leaving the patient's or resident’s room. Family members and support people will be required to wear a medical grade mask while inside the facility or home and potentially additional personal protective equipment if required. Family members and support people are not permitted to wait in waiting rooms or other common areas, and movement in the facility/home is to be kept to essential movement only.
Detailed information about family presence during COVID-19 can be found at saskatchewan.ca/covid19.
All members of the public are reminded of the following: