Urgent News and COVID-19 Update

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Ontario government information about the pandemic (External Link)

Community Documents

  • Essential Caregiver Designation Form: CLICK HERE
  • View our archive of important announcements about the pandemic: CLICK HERE
  • For all visitors, the following videos are recommended by Public Health:
  1. https://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/videos/ipac-fullppe-on
  2. https://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/videos/ipac-fullppe-off
  3. https://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/videos/ipac-handrub

Visitor restrictions currently in effect at Perley Health

  • If you have been instructed to quarantine by public health officials, please do not visit
  • If you are experiencing signs and symptoms of COVID-19, please do not visit
  • Any individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 must wait 10 days before coming into the home
  • Any individual visiting with a resident in the home will need to provide proof they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19

All individuals entering the home:

Essential Care Givers (ECGs) must be tested for COVID-19 via a rapid antigen test (RAT) twice a week if visiting more then two times a week if they received three or more doses of the COVID-19 Vaccine.  If they received less then three doses of the vaccine, they must complete three RATs per week.  ECGs must wait for their results.

General visitors must be tested for COVID-19 via a rapid antigen test prior to each visit and wait for the results. 

In the event of an outbreak, only one designated care giver is permitted at a time to visit a resident on the outbreak unit.

Tania Paolini, RN, BScN, CIC

Manager, Infection Prevention & Control

May 23, 2022

After 2 am this morning, power was restored to Perley Health.

Thank you Perley Health residents, tenants, staff, families, volunteers and friends for your many tireless efforts of support for our community throughout this emergency.

For so many, including the army from Hydro Ottawa, this was not the long weekend you envisioned but we thank you for stepping up and answering the call when our community needed you.

Our thoughts are with the more than 100,00 of the region's residents who await the return of power.

May this holiday Monday mark the start of the return to normal.

Jay Innes

Director of Communications

May 22, 2022

The power outage at Perley Health continues as a result of Saturday's storm.

Hydro Ottawa indicates that the return to service is pending. No time estimate is provided.

Staff are making extraordinary efforts to comfort and care for residents and tenants. Kudos to all staff, volunteers, family members and friends pitching in today to support our community of care.

For a list of essential phone numbers specific to long-term care at Perley Health, please visit https://www.perleyhealth.ca/essential-information.

For emergency communications with apartment tenants, please phone the Commissionaire at 613-526-7170, ext. 0. Please note that this for emergencies only.

This message was shared across Perley Health’s social media platforms, the Perley Health website and emailed to all email subscribers.

Thank you for your support,

Additional Information

  • See the City of Ottawa's Severe Thunderstorm webpage: https://bit.ly/3PvtvYFhttps://ottawa.ca/en/health-and-public-safety/emergency-preparedness/severe-thunderstorm-may-21-2022
  • Ottawa Public Health information on food safety in a power failure: https://www.ottawapublichealth.ca/en/public-health-topics/food-safety.aspx#Food-safety-during-a-power-failure
  • FYI - The City of Ottawa has established emergency reception centres that opened today, May 22 at 10 am at the CARDELREC Recreation Complex Goulbourn,1500 Shea Road and the Carleton Heights Community Centre,1665 Apeldoorn Avenue.

May 18, 2022


May 17, 2022 Update

Changes to Swab Clinic Hours

We are sharing this message again to help ensure everyone is aware of the changes to Swab Clinic hours.

  • This message was originally shared widely on May 13.

As of Monday, May 16th, the Swab Clinic hours of operation changed to accommodate staff break times.

Open: Every day from 06:30 to 17:00 hours

The Clinic will be closed for staff breaks:

  • 11:30-12:00 hours
  • 16:00-16:30 hours

Please Note: Essential Caregivers/General Visitors and any individuals required to wait 15 minutes for their test results are requested to please visit the Swab clinic at least 15 minutes before the Swab clinic closes.

  • It is best to arrive before 11:15 or after 12 Noon
  • It is best to arrive before 15:45 or after 16:30 hours

This message was posted on May 13th to the Perley Health website (https://www.perleyhealth.ca/public-announcement), emailed to all subscribers and prominently shared on posters throughout Perley Health.

Thanks for your help always.

May 14, 2022 Update

The COVID-19 outbreak on Ottawa 2 West (O2W) has been declared over.  A huge thank you to everyone for your support with this outbreak.

There are no active COVID-19 resident cases within Perley Health.

As always, please reach out to a member of the IPAC team with any questions (ipac@perleyhealth.ca).

Thank you

Tania Paolini, RN, BScN, CIC

Manager, Infection Prevention & Control

  • Jay Innes
  • Director of Communications
  • Perley Health
  • 1750 Russell Road
  • Ottawa, ON.
  • K1G 5Z6
  • Phone: ext. 2207
  • Fax: 613-526-7186
  • Email: info@perleyhealth.ca