Toronto (May 5, 2003) - With the lower level of risk of SARS and increased level of confidence, Toronto Rehab continues to move ahead to gradually resume normal patient care services while maintaining measures to keep our hospital SARS-free. Effective today, we are further easing some of the restrictions that were put in place at the end of March. We are making these changes after consultation with our colleagues at other hospitals. Some precautionary measures are still in place at Toronto Rehab, and continued vigilance is extremely important to protect our patients, visitors and staff.

As of Tuesday, May 6:

  • Restrictions on visitors have been lifted. This includes people visiting patients as well as business visitors, contractors and vendors.
  • Visitors are asked to sign in when they enter our buildings and to wear an ID badge.
  • To manage screening, anyone visiting patients is asked not to arrive between 2:30 and 4 pm daily.
  • Normal student activity is resuming.
  • Masks are not required by visitors who pass SARS screening at entry points to our buildings. Screeners will continue to wear protective gear.
  • Volunteers will be returning to their regular duties on May 14.

We thank everybody for their patience and cooperation in helping to keep Toronto Rehab SARS-free. We will continue to update you as we implement further changes.

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