Community Living Mississauga continues to implement strategies to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. Due to the evolving nature of this pandemic, Community Living Mississauga is adding additional measures. Yesterday, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, and Todd Smith, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services, provided an update on the measures being put into place across the social services sector.
Their statement included the commitment to protecting the health and well-being of all Ontarians, including the employees and people who receive support through Ontario’s social services. In line with the advice of Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, and to ensure a safe and secure environment for all, Community Living Mississauga will only be allowing essential visitors to the 24 hour support locations until further notice. This will only include support staff and healthcare professionals.
In addition, although it is wonderful that families are taking their sons/daughters home for visits, it is an added risk to the others who live in their home and we are asking that this discontinues as well. If you would like your son or daughter to come home for a visit please be advised that this will have to be on a long term basis (no back and forth visiting) and until it has been deemed safe to resume normal routines.
We understand that this may be very stressful as a family member however, we must safeguard the people we support and our employees. We are asking you to help us avoid any potential outbreak of this highly infectious virus.
We are so grateful to families for your ongoing support and appreciate your understanding as we implement measures that are difficult but the right thing to do at this time.
Please visit www.clmiss.ca for the latest updates and information
Thank you again for your patience and understanding!