Thrive Group- Statement on COVID-19 Pandemic

Thrive Group organizations continue to work with Public Health and the Ministry of Health to coordinate the response to COVID-19 and to ensure the health and wellbeing of our clients, residents, staff and family members.

How are we keeping people safe:

Visitor Restrictions - The Chief Medical Officer of Health has advised hospitals, long-term care homes, retirement housing, supportive housing and congregate care settings that only “essential” visitors are allowed to visit our homes. Essential visitors are defined as those who have a resident who is very ill or at end of life. Decisions relating to who can visit will be made at the discretion of the Administrator or designate. Volunteers and students are also being asked to not visit our homes. We will continue to update these measures in addition to others under the direction of The Chief Medical Officer of Health and our Public Health authorities. We know that this is a challenging time for everyone and we sincerely appreciate your understanding during this difficult time. Once again, the care and support of our clients, residents, staff and families are our priority.

Screening – All staff, contracted workers and essential visitors are being actively screened prior to entering any of our sites. We are following the guidelines for screening and restricting entry to the building to anyone that screens “positive”. This includes anyone that has travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days.

Social Distancing – This is a practice to slow down the transmissions of an infection so that there isn’t a big spike in cases. If there is a large spike in cases of COVID-19, hospitals and intensive care units will not be able to support all of the people that fall ill at the same time.

Pandemic Preparedness Activities – All areas of our business have activated their Pandemic Plans to ensure that all essential care and services can continue. Continuity plans, supply chain, equipment management processes are all being monitored and adapted. Public Health Ontario website has many resources and fact sheets available for the public and health care providers.


Updates from the CEO

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Message to Staff

March 30, 2020

I wanted to provide you with a quick update today – we are really happy to report that we have no active cases of COVID-19 at any of our sites.

We continue to take all of our direction from Public Health and the Ministry of Health. We continue to have virtual meetings with our Pandemic Committee every day to ensure we are implementing best practices based on the most current information. Our priority is the health and well-being of our clients, residents and staff.

I wish you well and continue to advise you of the value in continuing to use social distancing as a way to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Please continue to look at the Thrive Group website for updates – we will be sure to post anything significant through this platform.


Steve Sherrer


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