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COVID and Other Outbreak Information

Please check here regularly for information about any outbreaks at Deer Lodge Centre along with what you can expect when visiting.

June 6, 2024 – An unknown respiratory outbreak has been confirmed on Tower 4 – Personal Care Home

You can expect the following precautions to be taken on units:

  • Visitation will be suspended to COVID outbreak units and may be restricted for outbreaks of other viruses. Exceptions to visitor restrictions will be made for compassionate or end of life care reasons. Check with the Manager of Patient / Resident Care for more information.
  • Patients and Residents will be asked to stay in their rooms outside of required treatments and expected to wear their masks as much as possible.
  • We continue to use cleaning products known to be effective against this virus and have enhanced the frequency of cleaning on units.
  • Staff continue to wear personal protective equipment to protect themselves and prevent spreading the virus.
  • Staff will always sanitize their hands on the way in to care for patients/ residents.
  • Group activities will be cancelled although one-on-one sessions for occupational therapy, physical therapy, etc. will continue.
  • Physical/social distancing, will be maintained in all common areas.

Thank you for your co-operation as we work to protect patients, residents, staff and our community. If you have any questions or concerns, we are here for you.  Please talk to your care team, the Manager of Patient / Resident Care Manager, or call the Client Relations Office at 204-831-2963. We will work to return calls as quickly as we can.

Attention DLC Employees

The guidelines for management of Respiratory Viruses have been revised (effective October 18, 2023). This includes guidance on when to return to work following being away due to respiratory illness.

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