Dear Families,

We are saddened to share the passing of another resident earlier today.  Our sincere condolences and healing thoughts to the family during this very difficult time.

We have 1 active resident case, no residents in hospital, 94 recovered and sadly twenty-nine residents have passed away.  There have been a total of 124 residents test positive for COVID-19.  Our thoughts and prayers are with these residents for their ongoing recovery and improved strength. 

There was one more staff member who tested positive today.  52 of the 54 staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered. We are grateful for their safe return to work and thankful for their recovery.

As shared previously, the three indoor visitation rooms have been approved for occupancy.  We will be scheduling visits for designated family caregivers beginning on Wednesday, January 13, 2021.  One designated family caregiver will be able to visit with the resident at a time for 30 minutes.  Visits will initially be scheduled by phone by calling Janice Buors at 204-589-7381, extension 265 with an online booking option to be implemented at a later date.  The indoor visitation room hours will be Monday – Friday 11am – 7 pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am – 5 pm (hours are subject to change based on operations).  We will be scheduling the visits to maximize the availability to as many residents as possible.  The visitation rooms are accessed via the ramp on Aberdeen Avenue. 

The following guidelines and processes will be in place for all designated family caregivers:

  • Must perform hand hygiene and be screened on arrival for visitation
  • Sign in for the visit
  • Wear a medical mask for the duration of the visit (supplied by Holy Family Home) and the mask is only to be removed after leaving the building.  A garbage receptacle will be outside for masks to be disposed in. 
  • No outside food or drink is permitted for the visit
  • Any items to be dropped off for the resident must be dropped off at the front entrance for sanitation and delivery and cannot accompany the family during the visit
  • Please attend the home on time for the visit and do not arrive early
  • There is no access to washroom facilities for visits

If a resident’s unit is currently on isolation precautions, visits cannot be booked at this time.  In the event an outbreak occurs on a resident’s unit, visits will be cancelled in accordance with infection prevention and control protocols.  The rooms will be fully sanitized between visits for the safety of everyone. 

The Red Cross finished at Holy Family Home yesterday and we are so very grateful for the support provided to the residents during our outbreak. 

We are pleased to share the First Nation residents, for whom Holy Family Home provided temporary accommodation on a vacant floor of the B Building, have all safely returned to their home community early last week.  We are thankful for their recovery and their safe return to their community. 

We will contact you directly if there are any concerns related to your loved one.

Please keep Holy Family Home in your thoughts and your prayers. 


Tara-Lee Procter (Maciuszonek) – CEO