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Family and Community COVID-19 Update
Family and Community COVID-19 Update
Posted on 01/21/2022

Family and Community COVID-19 Update
January 21, 2022



We are pleased to share that two COVID-19 outbreaks on separate patient care units at Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care have each been declared over.

The Bayview Program outbreak was declared over today, January 21, 2022. It was originally declared on January 7 and resulted in three patients and three staff testing positive for COVID-19.  

The Horizon Program, which went into outbreak on January 1, 2022 and resulted in ten patients and 11 staff testing positive, was declared over on January 18, 2022. 

Both units are open to admissions, however the general visitation remains suspended at this time. Designated essential visitors/care partners and visitors for palliative patients continue to be permitted. 

We are extremely grateful to all of our staff for their efforts in managing these outbreaks and supporting our patients through these difficult times. 

We continue to encourage vaccines for everyone and they are available at any time for patients. Vaccines continue to be one of the best ways to not get really sick if you do get COVID-19. The Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table is reporting that you have an 80 % chance of staying out of hospital or getting seriously ill with two (2) vaccines, and this rises to 90 % if you have a booster.

Resources for Families

Supports for patients and families are available at the contacts below. More information can be found at the Patients and Families tab

Spiritual Care
Clinical Multifaith Chaplains and Traditional Healer
705-549-3181, ext. 2850

Patient/Client & Family Council
A peer-led organization committed to using personal experiences to improve mental health and addiction services
705-549-3181, ext. 2222

Patient Relations Office

For patient related issues – feedback, questions and concerns

705-549-3181, ext. 2999