Enhanced COVID-19 surveillance on OSMH medical unit

Four patients on 33-bed Soldiers' One medical unit have tested positive

Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital (OSMH) has heightened surveillance for COVID-19 on its Soldiers’ One medical unit. 

Four patients on the 33-bed unit have tested positive for COVID-19. All other patients on the unit have tested negative, are safely quarantining in their rooms, and are being monitored closely for symptoms.

All staff working on the unit have also been swabbed and none have tested positive.

The unit has been closed to visitors and new admissions. Enhanced cleaning and surveillance protocols have been out in place. 

All urgent health services remain open to the community; wait times may be longer than usual.

OSMH introduced a mandatory visitor vaccination policy in November and will be restricting visitor rules further across all areas of the hospital effective Thursday, December 2.

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