Dear Ongwanada Families;


We are excited to share some news about recent changes to our COVID-19 restrictions. Effective Monday, February 21, visitors will be able to either visit their loved one at their community residence, take them out in the community, or take them home for an overnight stay. We ask that you continue to notify supervisors or staff of your plans in this regard before your visit.

All visitors are still required to answer COVID screening questions and to have performed a negative rapid antigen test before their visit. Rapid antigen tests can be picked up in advance at the home, the resource centre, or in the community at various grocery stores and pharmacies; for a complete list, you can visit this link or the chart below. Visitors are also required to continue to wear masks in the home and social distance when possible. We ask that visitors refrain from using bathrooms within the home for infection control reasons.

If visitors are taking their loved ones for an overnight visit, we ask that you have a negative rapid antigen test result within 24hours of picking up your loved one; we will advise of any additional testing requirements, which will be based on length of stay.

We trust this is welcomed news and is hopefully a sign of a slow and cautious return to normal. Should you have any questions or concerns, we encourage you to reach out.



Alastair Lamb



Where to access free rapid antigen test kits

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