Published On: October 2, 2023
St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) is reinstating masking in patient-care areas for staff, physicians, and volunteers effective Wednesday, October 4.
This change aligns with Public Health Ontario‘s guidance as well as other hospitals in the South West region.
Patients and visitors are required to wear a mask in waiting rooms and when interacting with health care providers. Masks are strongly recommended in public spaces, but not required.
Outpatients with respiratory symptoms must wear a mask at all times while in hospital.
Patients and visitors are required to sanitize their hands when entering the hospital. Visitors who feel unwell should refrain from visiting until they are well.
Masks will continue to be available at main entrances and in care settings.