DOH PROVIDES UPDATE ON LTC VISITATION POLICY
The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne’s (MCA) Department of Health (DOH) is providing an update to the community regarding the visitation policy for the Tsiionkwanonhso:te Long-Term Care (LTC) Facility and the Iakhihsohtha Lodge. The LTCs follow COVID-19 policies set out by the Ministry of Long-Term Care, which provides the guidance LTCs are currently following. Tsiionkwanonhso:te LTC and Iakhihsohtha Lodge fall under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Long-Term Care.
Visitors to the LTCs are still required to be fully vaccinated for indoor visitation, with the exception of palliative care, and provide proof of vaccination before entering the facilities. Vaccination is not required for outdoor visitation; however, public health guidance is followed for unvaccinated visitors (mask-wearing, social distancing, and sanitizing). General visitors are allowed including children under the age of 5. Visitors (including designated caregivers), with the exception of children under the age of 5, need to follow the vaccination policy the individual long-term care home is following.
Currently, there can be up to four (4) general visitors and/or designated caregivers visiting a resident at a time. All residents are permitted to go on social overnight absences from the LTCs.
If you have any questions about the visitation policy, please contact the Tsiionkwanonhso:te Long-Term Care Facility at 613-932-1409 or the Iakhihsohtha Lodge at 613-575-2507.