The team at Mariposa House Hospice is committed to providing end-of-life care to manage symptoms and improve quality of life for patients and their families while reducing the potential risk of COVID-19 transmission.
COVID-19 is a serious health threat to individuals and our community. Our main objectives are to keep people safe and to continue offering this essential service to our community.
Due to the new Omicron variant that has become the dominant source of infection in Ontario, the situation continues to evolve.
Taking into account all the factors, we have implemented a variety of measures to protect our residents and visitors, our staff and volunteer team, our partner organizations, and our community as a whole.
Our updated policies and procedures align with the directives issued by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Public Health Ontario.
Key updates as of March 21, 2022
- We are currently able to permit 4 essential visitors (can visit anytime) with 2 additional “scheduled” visits per day. Please review our Visitor Agreement for further information (MHH Visitor Agreement).
- Each person entering the hospice must continue to complete active screening (questionnaire with temperature check) upon arrival. Staff and essential visitors are rapid swabbed twice weekly at minimum. Volunteers and all other visitors are rapid swabbed each time they come to the hospice.
- Visitors may use most common areas within the hospice while remaining masked.
We thank you for your cooperation, support, understanding and patience as we all try our best to navigate this challenging situation.