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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates

Harmony Court September 10, 2021, staying safe while living with a COVID positive person, community guidelines, recreation calendars and a weekly shout-out!

Posted by AgeCare on September 10, 2021 at 12:13 PM

Dear Residents and Families,

We remain committed to providing updates to our residents, families, and staff at AgeCare. As such, we are providing weekly updates to keep you all informed on what is happening at our communities and organization-wide.

This weekly update includes:

  1. Living with a COVID-19 Positive Person – Tips for staying safe if you live with a COVID positive person.
  2. Visitation Guidelines – How to stay safe during your visits
  3. Recreation & Activities - An update on our recreation and activities as the need to stay active, intellectually stimulated, and socially connected never ends.
  4. Weekly Shout Out - Sharing good news stories and gratitude for our residents, staff and community.

Thank you all for your continued support.


Cindy Kahlon,
Harmony Court Estate & Care Centre

Living with a COVID-19 Positive Person

As provincial cases continue to rise, you may find yourself living with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Here are some tips to stay safe if you find yourself in this situation:

Protect yourself and others

  • Monitor yourself for symptoms daily and isolate yourself immediately if you start to feel unwell. Then, take the online COVID-19 self-assessment to determine whether you should be tested.
  • Limit your contacts. Avoid unnecessary outings and appointments until Public Health clears the COVID-positive person in your household.
  • Visitors should not come to your home.
  • When possible, try to ensure the ill person has their own bathroom and bedroom. Do not share items such as towels, toothbrushes, utensils or electronic devices.
  • Maintain physical distance from the ill individual as much as possible.
  • If you need to be within 2 metres of the ill person, wear a mask, disposable gloves and eye protection.
  • Do not re-use masks or gloves.
  • Clean your hands often for at least 20 seconds, especially after contact with the ill person and removing gloves, mask and eye protection.

Keep your environment clean

  • Wear disposable gloves when touching the ill person, their environment and soiled items or surfaces.
  • Advise loved ones to cover their coughs and sneezes with their arm, not their hand, and to practice good respiratory etiquette at all times
  • At least once daily, use household disinfectants or diluted bleach (1 part bleach and 9 parts water) to clean and disinfect surfaces that people often touch (e.g., toilets, laundry containers, bedside tables, doorknobs, phones and television remotes).
  • Clean touch screens with 70% alcohol wipes.

Visitation Guidelines

Harmony Court Care Centre Visitation Guidelines

It is no longer a requirement to pre-book your visits with a resident in the care centre. Any scheduled visits that are booked on or after the 19th are no longer required, however, You are welcome to still come at those times as the hours are still within the new visiting hours.

It is strongly recommended that long-term care visitors are fully vaccinated with two doses (the second dose received a minimum of two weeks prior).

Fully Immunized

  • Must wear a medical mask in all indoor public/common areas, including to and from the resident’s room.
  • Can remove mask while visiting the resident in their suite or designated area.

Not Immunized or Partially Immunized

  • Must wear a medical mask at all times, including visiting with the resident in their suite or indoor public/common areas.


To allow for screening, visiting hours are:

Monday through Sunday

9:30 am to 12:00 pm
1:30 pm to 5:00 pm
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm


  • Visits can occur in the resident’s suite, designated areas, or outside.
  • Whenever possible, residents residing in shared suites-(semi-private), visits should occur in a designated area or outside. If the visit is occurring in a shared suite, the number of visitors may be limited to maintain physical distance from the other residents.

For more information download our updated Visitation Guidelines

When entering, visitors must be screened and follow ALL safe visiting practices and COVID-19 protocols.

Harmony Court Estate Visitation Guidelines

There is a strong recommendation that all visitors be fully immunized - two doses with the second dose received a minimum of two weeks prior.

There are no additional requirements or restrictions around Estate visitation. We ask that all visitors continue to follow all public health guidance.

Virtual Visits

We are encouraging in-person visitation when possible. Virtual Visits will still be available, but we ask that they be reserved for those who cannot visit in person. To book a virtual visit and window visits with your loved one, contact hcrecreation@agecare.ca or (604) 527-3328 between 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, Monday to Friday.

Recreation & Activities

Our recreation team is working hard to create engaging activities that enrich the mind, body and spirit. We are continuously looking for ways to reduce the risk of transmission while having the least impact on resident well-being.

Download the Care Centre Calendars:

Download the Estate Activity Calendar:

Weekly Shout-Out

This week we’re shouting out food and friends!

HC Estate side residents recently enjoyed a group lunch outing at a local restaurant.

By choosing a restaurant within walking distance, residents were able to participate in our recreational walking program – the good was great and the company even better!

HC Good News 10SEPT2021


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