COVID-19 GGH Update April 20

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Starting with the positive

Students in Grades 1 and 2 at John McCrae Public School wanted to show their appreciation for those on the pandemic front lines. See more of their handiwork here.

Just a reminder it’s free Tim’s Day for staff with their first name starting with the letters J-K.

National Volunteer Week starts today
It will be a National Volunteer Week like no other. Our volunteers are sorely missed but there will be a time when they selflessly return to our GGH family.

This year, GGH volunteers provided over 15,800 hours of their time. Each hour, each unique interaction with a patient or visitor has a story behind it. That moment in time made their GGH experience that much better.

A heartfelt “thank you!” goes out to every GGH volunteer. We miss you(!) and look forward to your return.

Our Social Media post above marks the beginning of National Volunteer Week

Reporting on COVID-19 activity in staff and patients

Total number of staff tested to date208
Total number of staff with a positive test result to date27
Total number of staff with a negative test result to date165
Total number of results pending16
Number of current in-patients who have tested positive8
# staff who tested positive and are now recovered15

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Free short-term hotel accommodations
We have heard concerns from staff who have the added stress of travel during this difficult time. We know that some of our frontline staff are also worried about working here and then being around their families and they would like an option to isolate from their homes.

We know these are important issues and in response, we have been working with the Days Inn by Wyndham Guelph, 785 Gordon St, Guelph to secure rooms that can be used by GGH staff.

Hotel accommodations of up to five days are being made available to GGH staff, including physicians, midwives and dentists. Rooms will be provided at no cost to staff. All other expenses are the responsibility of the staff. For all the details including how to access the short-term free accommodation, click here. The strategy for longer length accommodations is being developed and will be shared soon.

More thermometers available for purchase 
All staff should be monitoring themselves for symptoms of any illness and taking their temperature at least twice per day. These days, drug stores are often out of thermometers so a supply has been set up for staff to buy. The thermometers are available at switchboard for $14, tax included. They are for staff purchase only – first come, first served.

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