COVID-19 screening: Visitors/support persons are directed to self-screen for COVID-19. Patients and clients are screened at registration.

Limited visitation: Visitation may be limited in areas of COVID-19 outbreak depending on the circumstances and severity. Please refer to the below summary and facility/ units/area restrictions.

Mandatory masking: Wear a well-fitted medical mask at all times. Cloth masks and masks with exhalation valves are not permitted.

Physical distancing: Whenever possible, please maintain physical distancing from others while in all Eastern Health facilities. Please also follow any signage for physical distancing in cafeterias and other common areas.

Hand hygiene: Wash hands regularly.

Masking 

  • Visitors/support persons, clients and patients (outpatient clinics and emergency departments) are required to wear a well-fitted medical mask in all clinical areas, including in waiting areas for health-care services/appointments, clinical care/treatment areas and while visiting patients and long-term care residents. These requirements do not apply to patients admitted to hospital or long-term care residents. 
  • Reminder: Individuals who are seeking or receiving health-care services who are symptomatic (i.e. experiencing any one or more symptoms of COVID-19 or respiratory symptoms) are required to wear a mask upon entry and at all times while inside the health-care facility. Visitors/support persons who are feeling unwell or sick should not visit patients/residents or accompany others to appointments.  
  • Masks are available at health-care facilities across the province. Individuals can wear their own medical mask or a mask provided at the health-care facility. Cloth masks and masks with exhalation valves are not permitted. 

NL Health Services will continue to monitor epidemiology, hospitalizations and outbreaks and masking guidelines will be re-evaluated March 31, 2024. 

Facility/Unit/ Area Visitor Restrictions:

There is currently temporary limited visitation or visitor restrictions in place at the following sites/units/areas due to COVID-19. While temporary visitor restrictions are in place, each resident/patient on the impacted unit or facility is permitted to have one essential visitor, unless otherwise communicated by the care team. Palliative care and end-of-life visitation should be discussed with the health-care team.

  • Labrador Health Centre – Inpatient Unit. For more information, please contact Megan White (709) 897-2296
  • Labrador South Health Centre – Long-Term Care Unit. For more information, please contact Tiffany Mclean (709) 454-0376
  • Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital – Inpatient Units (Level 1 and Level 2 of facility). For more information, please contact Nista Noel (709) 454-0324
  • Happy Valley-Goose Bay Long-Term Care Home 
  • John M. Gray Centre

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