As of June 19, 2023, Bethany is rescinding the Continuous Masking policy to align with Alberta Health Services (AHS). This means that all employees, residents, families, volunteers, students, contracted care providers, and visitors will no longer be required to continuously wear masks at any of our Bethany sites.
This decision was made after evaluating multiple factors, including the decline of COVID-19 cases, testing positivity rate, wastewater data, hospital admission rates for respiratory illnesses in Alberta, and consultations with stakeholders, including patients, families, advisory councils, clinicians, and frontline managers.
Moving forward, Bethany respects the choice to wear a mask voluntarily in all areas and supports those who wish to wear a mask to continue to do so. Staff will continue to use available personal protective equipment as required in accordance with our infection, prevention, and control policies to prevent the spread of infections.
Bethany is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for everyone. We are dedicated to delivering exceptional care and services to our residents, their families, each other, and our community partners.
If you have any questions, please contact your Care Services Manager.