Respiratory Illness Season

Respiratory Illness Season


Masking for patients and visitors is now optional at WDMH, except in the Emergency Department where it is strongly recommended. Masks are available at the entrances. Anyone who feels unwell or is symptomatic should wear a mask to limit transmission.


Coming to visit a patient? Learn more about the current guidelines.  


Getting the Vaccine

Vaccines are safe, effective, and the best way to protect you and those around you from serious illnesses like COVID-19. Learn more about Ontario's vaccination program here:
Read about vaccine considerations for people living with cancer

Coming to WDMH 

  • Between 6:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. on weekdays and 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on weekends:
    • Please use the main entrance, including obstetrics and support person, chemotherapy, dialysis, and ambulatory care patients.
    • Emergency patients should use the Emergency Department entrance. 
  • All other times:
    • Everyone should use the Emergency Department entrance. 
  • Everyone must self-screen.

Get the Facts

To reduce the spread of germs, remember to:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, or use hand sanitizer
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth unless you have just cleaned your hands
  • Cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue or into your arm, not your hand
  • Wear a mask when indoors in public places and when physical distancing is difficult. 
  • Stay home if you’re sick