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Universal Masking to Continue at Waypoint
Universal masking to continue at Waypoint
Posted on 06/10/2022
Universal masking to continue at Waypoint

While masking requirements in other settings will expire on June 11, 2022, Waypoint is committed to keeping patients, staff, and visitors safe through a continuation of mandatory masking within the hospital.

Health experts have agreed continued use of masking in hospital settings remains a simple and necessary safeguard. Masking helps prevent the most vulnerable patients from contracting COVID-19. It can also prevent transmission of COVID-19 to health-care providers, keeping people healthy and at work. Hospitals across the province are challenged with Health Human Resources and all efforts must be made to prevent further transmission of COVID-19 within hospitals. Simcoe/Muskoka Medical Officer of Health Dr. Charles Gardner is also publicly encouraging the continuation of mask wearing indoors.

Staff, visitors and everyone arriving at all Waypoint locations will continue to be required to wear a surgical mask and patients continue to be encouraged to wear masks when off the unit and in the community. Masks are available at all Waypoint entrances.

Hospitals in Central Region thank the public for its continued support of our frontline health-care workers and volunteers, as our system continues to recover from the pandemic. Together, we can continue to keep our hospitals safe, so they can be there for those in need.