New guidelines and ­recommendations to ­follow in local health ­institutions

Record Staff

The CIUSSS de l’Estrie-CHUS has established guidelines and safety measures recommended for users and visitors, but also for caregivers and companions within its facilities.
More than ever, the establishment recommends that a face cover or procedure mask be worn inside CIUSSS de l’Estrie-CHUS institutions. If a person does not have a face shield, the facility will provide a procedure mask (blue mask). These recommendations are made in keeping with the behaviours observed in the community where the use of face coverings and masks is becoming the norm.
Basic instructions
Handwashing, respiratory etiquette (coughing into your elbow) and physical distancing are the basic behaviours expected by the population inside and outside CIUSSS de l’Estrie-CHUS facilities. In addition to those sanitary habits, a face cover or mask must be worn, depending on the location. This is an additional way to protect others and to protect oneself from COVID-19.
“It is thanks to the population that the situation is favourable in the Eastern Townships. They have complied with the measures to stop the spread of the virus. But we must not let our guard down, we must continue our efforts. “Dr. Alain Poirier, Director of Public Health in Estrie said in a recent press release.
COVID-19: an adaptation for all
The new reality of COVID-19 requires everyone to adapt their behaviour in public places. This adaptation is even more important in care and service settings where more vulnerable people and health care workers are circulating. To facilitate physical distancing in the common areas of hospitals or nursing homes, we must rethink our traffic habits. For example, if possible, take the stairs rather than the elevator and use the same habits walking as in the car; stay to the right in hallways.

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