Things to Know Before You Visit

Read January 2022 COVID Update

ESNL will continuously monitor recommendations from the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Department of Health and Community Services.

The following guidelines will be put in place for Easter Seals Newfoundland and Labrador Staff, Participants, Visitors, and Volunteers as we begin to operate at Alert Level 2 during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The health and safety of our staff, participants, visitors, renters and volunteers is our top priority for the reopening of Easter Seals House.

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COVID-19 Self-Assessment

If you are feeling unwell or experiencing symptoms please stay home. If you start to feel unwell or experience symptoms while at Easter Seals House, you will be immediately isolated from others, and asked to leave immediately. Once at home, 811 should be called for appropriate follow-up. Please note if you have one (or more) of the following symptoms of possible COVID-19 illness (as described below), you should stay at home and call 811 for COVID-19 testing:

  • Fever (including chills or sweats)
  • Cough (new or worsening)
  • Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
  • Sore throat or difficulty swallowing (not related to a known cause/condition)
  • Unusual headache
  • Unusual fatigue or lack of energy
  • New onset of muscle aches
  • Loss of appetite
  • Vomiting or diarrhea (more than 24 hours)
  • Loss of sense of taste or smell
  • Runny, stuffy or congested nose (not related to seasonal allergies or other known causes/conditions such as being outside in cold weather)
  • Small red or purple spots on hands and/or feet in a child/young adult (if this is the only symptom, please read the information in Question #1 below)

General Guidelines

To help mitigate the risk of COVID-19 spread at Easter Seals House, the following protocols have been implemented:

  • A plexiglass barrier is installed at the reception desk.
  • Signage is posted in our front entrance and throughout Easter Seals House reminding visitors to practice social distancing, and to wash their hands regularly.
  • Enhanced cleaning practices have been implemented for all equipment, high touched surfaces, such as desks, tables, chairs, doorknobs, and light switches.
  • Hand sanitizer and sanitization supplies are available in all areas.
  • Directional arrows will be placed on the floor to direct the flow of people during programs and events, this will allow for physical distancing in walkways/hallways.

Visitor Access Control

  • Visitors who must access Easter Seals House are required to show proof of vaccination.
  • Visitors ages 12 years and older are required to show identification with their proof of vaccination. This must include their name and date of birth.
  • For people ages 19 years and older, the identification must include a photo; Visitors’ names on their identification must match the name on their proof of vaccination. If it does not, ESNL may request a second piece of identification.
  • If visitors do not have a valid Newfoundland and Labrador MCP card, they can use their vaccination record from their home province, territory, or country to show proof of vaccination.
  • Visitors’ proof of vaccination must clearly indicate that they are fully vaccinated (14 days since their last dose of a Health Canada approved COVID-19 vaccine).
  • Visitors who must access Easter Seals House are required to complete a COVID-19 Self Assessment each and every time they visit.
  • The receptionist will ask that you record your name and number on a log.
  • Visitors are required to wear a mask at all times. Participants will be able to remove their masks once in their designated area during program delivery. The physical distancing of two meters (or two arm’s lengths) between individuals should be maintained as much as possible at Easter Seals House.
  • Before entering Easter Seals House everyone should wash their hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer, masks and gloves will be readily available for participants and anyone who accompanies them.

Mandatory Masking

It is the responsibility of Easter Seals, Newfoundland, and Labrador to ensure these guidelines are followed to protect the health and safety of all persons. The COVID-19 pandemic is evolving rapidly; as such this guideline is subject to change based on the recommendations provided by Public Health and the Chief Medical Officer of Health.

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