As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, there is an increased chance of community spread. This means the virus may begin spreading from person to person within Scarborough, rather than being limited only to individuals who have returned from travel to affected countries.
To prepare for this possibility, we are starting active public screening for COVID-19 among all visitors and the public on Saturday, March 14.
- This means you will be asked specific questions about symptoms and travel history. You must pass screening to enter the hospital.
- Anyone who does not pass active screening will be provided with the appropriate next steps, along with relevant resources.
This marks a proactive shift from the self-screening previously in place (with the exception of the Emergency department and outpatient clinics, where active screening is already underway).
For everyone’s safety and to mitigate the risk for spread of COVID-19 in our hospitals, access to each SHN hospital will be limited as part of active public screening.
Specific entrances are designated for patients and visitors at each hospital from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. After 9 p.m., please enter through Emergency at all three hospitals.
Thank you for your ongoing cooperation and support. You are helping to keep our patients, health care workers, and community safe!