On October 25, 2021 we implemented a mandated vaccine policy to ensure Hospice Simcoe is doing everything possible and reasonable to protect our vulnerable clients, our colleagues and our community as a whole. The policy describes, that as of December 15th, 2021 all staff/volunteers/students/physicians and contracted providers will be fully vaccinated to enter Hospice Simcoe’s facilities.
Beginning November 15th, visitors will also be asked to show proof of vaccine, those who are not able/willing to provide proof of vaccine will be required to have a rapid COVID-19 test done prior to visiting. We do not require proof of vaccine for clients/residents to participate in community programs or to receive 24/7 care. We know how important family and friends are, this policy will allow us to remove capacity limits on our current visitor restrictions.