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Changes to screening process at SMH

August 5, 2022   ·   0 Comments

Individuals arriving at Stevenson Memorial Hospital in Alliston will be able to self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms in the main entrance lobby – with the exception of designated visitors.

The change came into effect on Tuesday, August 2.

Visitors of inpatients are still required to complete active screening at the screening desk inside the main entrance during visiting hours.

Self-screening questions will be posted at the main entrance for patients/supports to answer before proceeding.

Any visitor or support person who fails the screening questions related to COVID-19 symptoms are asked to not enter the hospital, unless seeking care in the Emergency Department or have an urgent appointment.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is no longer required.

“We thank the community for their cooperation over the last two years as there have been several changes,” said Julia Sek, VP Clinical Services and CNE. “We hope this will streamline the process for patients, supports and visitors when coming to Stevenson and we ask for your cooperation again with self-screening prior to entering the hospital.”

Staff will be available to support the new process and guide the public as they enter the hospital.

Masks are required to be worn in the hospital by all patients, support people, and visitors, unless eating or drinking.

Visitors are not permitted to eat or drink in a patient’s room.

The cafeteria continues to remain closed to the public.

By Brian Lockhart

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