COVID-19

Status of COVID Restrictions at CCH

Cornwall Community Hospital has safely suspended the majority of its COVID-19 restrictions for visitors.

Visitors are no longer required to book a visitation appointment or provide proof of full vaccination. 

At this time, wearing a mask is required at all times while in the hospital, which includes at the bedside with loved ones. This is because waiting areas and wards throughout the hospital are spaces shared by patients who are ill or recovering.

Screeners are no longer stationed at entrance points to actively screen anyone entering the hospital. We ask that you stay home should you be feeling unwell, unless you require medical attention.

Cornwall COVID-19 Assessment Centre

Phone number: 343-475-0160 (this is not a long-distance number) 

Additional Assessment centres in the area can be found on the EOHU website.

As of July 8, 2022, the COVID-19 Assessment Centre has moved from the Community Addiction and Mental Health Centre at 850 McConnell Avenue to the Main Entrance at CCH. The hospital’s Main Entrance can be accessed by parking on the south side of the building at 840 McConnell Avenue. Public PCR testing continues to only be available for individuals who meet specific criteria, by appointment only, by calling 343-475-0160.

More information on updated testing eligibility and isolation requirements can be found at www.ontario.ca/exposed.

Residents can also visit the Eastern Ontario Health Unit website at www.eohu.ca.

CCH Vaccination Clinic

CCH has closed its vaccination clinic. For more information on vaccine eligibility or to book an appointment for your COVID-19 vaccine, please contact the EOHU at 613-933-1375, or visit their website at www.eohu.ca.

For more information on the vaccine, click on the links below. 

COVID-19 Vaccine Consent Form

COVID-19 Vaccine Information Sheet

What you need to know about your COVID-19 vaccine appointment

After your COVID-19 Vaccine

Receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine During Pregnancy

What youth need to know about their COVID-19 vaccine appointment

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Education

On August 17, 2021, the Ontario Government released a vaccination directive requiring hospitals in Ontario to have COVID-19 vaccination policies in place for individuals who are working on or who in any way access any hospital site.

On August 25, 2021, the CCH Board of Directors approved a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all staff, physicians, contractors, learners and volunteers to keep our staff, physicians and patients safe.

Part of this directive outlined the need for an educational session approved by the covered organization about the benefits of COVID-19 vaccination for individuals who are not fully vaccinated throughout the transition period. Click here to access the education (version française à venir).

Read an open letter to the community from more than 75 local physicians on the importance of getting vaccinated.