COVID 19 (Novel Coronavirus) Update- Reena Community Participation Day Programs

Reena is continuing to closely monitor the concerns around the coronavirus (COVID-19) and has taken several precautionary measures for the health and safety of our individuals, staff and community. 

At this time, the community participation day programs at the Battle Centre, Reena Community Residence, Hillel/Wolfond Centre and the Schwartz-Reisman Centre (Older Adult Program) have been modified and will remain open. We are increasing the amount and type of cleaning at these locations – including products with a high degree of disinfection.  Our programs will be modified to ensure we are keeping with social distancing principles.  This includes small groups (no large group programs), outings that include walks in the community and outside activities (not going to crowded areas) and staff prompting around handwashing and hygiene practices.  Even in small groups, we will be emphasizing “every other seat” so participants are not too close to each other.

As we reported in our last update, every individual that we support is being monitored twice a day for symptoms which includes taking their temperature.  The first check occurs in the morning and if anyone has any symptoms, they will not be sent to their day program. Any external participants to the day programs will be screened before they come into the program, including their temperature.  If they have any symptoms, then they cannot participate in the program and are sent home.

We will continue to monitor the situation and are fully prepared to act on advice and direction from Public Health and the Ministry.

We encourage everyone to visit trusted public health websites to ensure you get the most accurate and up-to-date information.

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For further questions, please contact the Supervisor of your family member’s home.


Bryan Keshen
President and CEO

Ontario Ministry of Health

Public Health Ontario

Federal Government Corona Virus Update

Contact Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 or your local public health unit if you’re experiencing symptoms of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).