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Changes to COVID Screening Process

[New Tecumseth, ON – July 28, 2022] Effective Tuesday, August 2, 2022 individuals coming to Stevenson Memorial Hospital (SMH) will be able to self-screen for symptoms of COVID-19 in the main entrance lobby, with the exception of designated visitors. Visitors of inpatients are still required to complete active screening at the Screening Desk inside the main entrance from 12-8 p.m. (visiting hours).

Self-screening questions will be posted at the main entrance for patients/supports to answer before proceeding. Any visitor or support who fails the screening questions related to COVID-19 symptoms are asked not to enter the hospital (unless seeking care in the Emergency Department or an urgent appointment). As a reminder, 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,” says 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, supports and visitors unless eating or drinking. Visitors are not permitted to eat or drink in patient rooms. The cafeteria continues to remain closed to the public at this time.