Good afternoon everyone,
We hope you are all healthy, safe and well.
As mentioned earlier this week, COVID-19 and specifically the Omicron variant, has impacted our the province, region and the agency. The agency continues to navigate the many changes the pandemic has forced on us. We certainly could not do this without the overwhelming support, flexibility and resilience of our employees, people we support, their families and our stakeholders. In light of all of this, we do have a couple of items to share with you.
MCCSS Interim Direction-Extended Measures
Late in the afternoon on January 10, 2022, MCCSS shared their updated ‘Interim Direction-Extended Measures’ document with the agency. We have attached the full document for your reference and review. Please review the document when able – it will be placed on OTR as a must read as well shortly. The measures are effective January 13, 2022 and includes direction and measures on:
- Essential and non-essential visits to group/congregate living settings
- Essential and non-essential absences from group/congregate living settings
- Use of rapid antigen testing
- Use and fit testing of N95 respirators
- Mandatory reporting of positive cases to MCCSS
Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) Kits – Location Deliveries
We expect to have RAT kits delivered out to locations by the end of the week for next week’s testing requirements.
COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments for LCDS Employees
Lambton Public Health has shared that if we have any employees only looking for vaccination appointments please use this link – https://lambtonpublichealth.vertoengage.com/engage/generic-open-clinic?key=fe90d635-5179-4986-b5c9-896929191d20&auth_token=c268fde4-797f-4621-92c7-f76b645df3fd
Please note the link provided is for employees only at this time. Clinics are running Thursday to Sunday and next Tuesday and Thursday at the Sarnia Legion, 11am to 5pm.
Thank you everyone. Together, we will get to better days. Be well and be safe!
Lambton County Developmental Services