Cardinal Place Retirement Home COVID 19 Protocol
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3140 Peter St, Windsor, Ontario, N9C 1H3

Cardinal Place Retirement Home COVID 19 Protocol


April 14, 2022 Update

Going forward for the foreseeable future, including Easter, our COVID safety policy for our Members will be followed:

1.    All Members must wear medical masks indoors except when eating or in their room alone.

2.    All Members must eat at their assigned table and only unmask when eating.

3.    All visitors, Members and staff must have their COVID vaccinations up-to-date.

4.    All visitors will be rapid tested at the entrance, including if you are driving a Member in a vehicle. Everyone in that vehicle, or any indoor event need to be triple vaccinated, masked and tested in order to provide a better circle of protection for all.

5.    All visitors and staff must wear a medical mask indoors. When outdoors each musts keep a 2 meter physical distance. This includes eating when anyone is present, therefore, there will be no food or beverage service at our Easter afternoon event, sorry.

6.    When Members return from an outing (in a vehicle or any indoor space) of any duration we will do a Rapid Antigen Test at the front door upon return. We will do two more tests: one on day 5 and one on day 6. In the meantime, we require the Member to be particularly vigilant about wearing their medical mask in order to limit possible spread to, at most, their dining table mate.

As you can see, we are very dependent upon several safe circles beyond our own in order to protect our Members and each other. It is an effort BUT it is a relatively small effort compared to the consequences of not following these basic safety measures. The pandemic is not over until the virus says so.

Thank you for your cooperation in these matters.

Check out our latest BLOG post:

Cardinal Place is 100% vaccinated against COVID-19. Why is this important?

COVID test team from the EMS and Health Unit

Cardinal Place COVID-19 Protocol

As a licensee of the RHRA, Cardinal Place is required to plan ahead for all kinds of catastrophic situations. This pandemic is no different.

Thanks to all our efforts, COVID-19 HAS NOT INFECTED Cardinal Place.

Currently, our Members enjoy meals and activities together and, in our bubble, wearing a mask is optional for a Member. Cardinal Place staff must wear a mask when in the building and must remain at least 2 metres apart when not wearing a mask like when eating on a break. Of course regular hand washing and hand disinfecting is an ongoing habit. Twice a day our staff disinfects all the hallway touch surfaces like door handles and elevator buttons. The staff also disinfects the salt, pepper, sugar and sweetener containers and tables and chair arms between meals. 

By order of the Province, we staff the front door with a “Porter” seven days a week from 10 a.m. till 8 p.m. Visitors and returning Members are actively screened.
 Visitors who fail screening will not be permitted to enter.
 Members who fail screening will be carefully escorted to their rooms to be isolated and tested for COVID-19.

Please take this pandemic seriously and alter your personal habits toward safety and the protection of others.

IF COVID-19 were to break out, here this is what we would do:

  • All Members would be isolated in their rooms. We are fortunate that our ventilation system is not interlinked between rooms. Therefore, each room is infection safe as well as fire safe.
  • Meals would be served to Members in their rooms.
  • Smokers would not be allowed out of their room. Instead, we highly recommend that they make arrangements to have a nicotine patch prescription available.
  • All Members and Staff would be tested.
  • Activities would be offered in rooms, not in common. A supply of hobby and interest materials like crafts, books, games or puzzles is recommended.
  • Staff would be using all of the latest recommended Personal Protective Equipment. We currently have more than three weeks supply of PPE in our building and have ordered more. Our aim is to have 8 weeks of PPE in our building on an ongoing basis.
  • Staff would also be divided into cohorts serving only two floors each, not the entire building.

We ask for your understanding during this difficult time.

Additional Measures

Our staff work only at Cardinal Place and make personal sacrifices in their home lives to ensure they are not exposed to the coronavirus.

The Cardinal Place Care Team did all the extra work formerly done by government-funded outside agencies during the months of April through mid-July.  We have now arranged with some of those agencies to supply dedicated workers who will work only at Cardinal Place. These measures are to prevent the spread of COVID-19 from one seniors' home to others.

We've added a cook, busboys, cleaners, Personal Support Workers (PSW) and Registered Practical Nurses (RPN) to our staff.  Doubling up our staff ensures we are covered if someone gets sick.

Thank You to Our  Care Team

Mike Cardinal delivers a heartfelt thank you to the dedicated Care Team at Cardinal House Retirement home in Windsor, Ontario.
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