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Starting from July 22nd, it will be easier for loved ones to visit residents in long-term care homes directly operated by the City.

As part of the Government of Ontario’s most recent announcement on changes to visitation guidelines in long-term care homes, families can now visit residents through indoor pre-scheduled visits under certain conditions. Up to two visitors at a time per resident can visit as long as the home is not experiencing an outbreak and that the visitors can attest they have had a negative COVID-19 test within the past two weeks. Indoor visitors will be provided with a surgical mask that they must wear at all times.

Since June 18, all 10 long-term care homes directly operated by the City of Toronto have been supporting residents with outdoor, physically-distanced visits, as long as visitors and residents follow provincial guidelines.

There are currently no positive cases of COVID-19 among the residents living in the City’s directly-operated long-term care homes.

The health, safety and well-being of residents, clients, families and staff members remains the top priority. City staff are ensuring that all safety precautions, new provincial guidelines and requirements for indoor and outdoor visits are being followed as family members are welcomed back into long-term care homes.

July 24, 2020

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