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Provincial Response Level: Caution (Yellow)

All continues to go well to date at Westman Rehab and staff would like to thank all our clients who have continued attending during these challenging times.

After reading all the below information, we encourage you to click the link below and watch a very interesting YouTube video by Mark Rober, past NASA engineer, re germs. The Covid-19 pandemic has been challenging to one degree or another for everyone. Although one of the THE MOST IMPORTANT TAKE AWAYS FROM THIS  VIDEO is Mark’s statement between 6:43 and 7:04, watch the video from the start to the 8:13 mark.

The booking schedule will not change. Call to book new appointments at any time; messages can be left after hours. Physiotherapy services continue, but, unfortunately there is no longer any Athletic Therapy or Massage Therapy (for now). Upon arrival for your appointment knock on our door to announce your presence.

Sometime during the week of March 14 or 21, 2022 the main, south-facing (parking lot) entrance to The First Street Plaza will be closed for one month for renovations. You may enter via Kim’s Asian Restaurant doors near First Street or via Mctavish Avenue. Once you come into the building you will see hand sanitizers; please use. PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND IF FEELING UNWELL. Those who require the elevator should enter via the South doors nearest First Street and use the elevator across from Kim’s Asian Restaurant. After leaving Westman Rehab you may go to either stairwell at each end of the corridor and exit First Street Plaza by either of the entrances mentioned above.

All parking on the premises is pay-parking. This includes the small parking area on the immediate, south side of the First Street Plaza which has been designated handicap and expectant mothers only!! All others can park in the larger lot, adjacent to and just to the south of the small lot. Metered, street parking is also still available. Entrance to the pay-lot is off Dennis Street where you attain your ticket (for payment upon leaving). BRING YOUR PARKING TICKET WITH YOU WHEN YOU ATTEND FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT AT WESTMAN EVALUATION AND REHAB and we will provide you a voucher to use with your ticket so that your parking fee will be validated (paid for) by Westman Rehab.

If you are being dropped off for your therapy appointment, your driver has 20 minutes after entering through the Dennis Street pay-parking lot gates to do so and can exit without charge; just insert the gate ticket to raise the arm.

MASKS STILL MUST BE WORN WHENEVER GOING TO THE BRANDON CLINIC/FIRST STREET PLAZA.

Masks within Westman Rehab will be optional if you can answer ”No” to the following three questions:

1) Have you or an immediate family member recently returned from a trip outside Manitoba in the last 5 days?

2) Do you have any of the following cold/flu symptoms: cough, sore throat, runny nose, headache, fever or weakness, recent loss of taste smell?

3) Have you been in contact with anyone displaying the above symptoms?

Public Health Orders
Public health orders requiring masks in public places ends on March 15. However, masks will continue to be required for all individuals attending a health care facility, including visitors.

Also effective March 15, the public health orders for isolation of individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 are being removed. The orders are being transitioned to public health guidelines, similar to how other communicable diseases are managed.

Isolation for COVID-19 is still advised:

  • People with symptoms should stay home and isolate for five days after symptoms start, until you have no fever and other symptoms have improved over the past 24 hours.
  • Individuals who have tested positive but do not develop symptoms should isolate for five days from the date of the test. 
  • Individuals should wear a well-fitting, well-made mask if you must have contact with other people while you are ill, when your isolation is finished, for 10 days after the onset of your symptoms, or test date if asymptomatic.
  • People who have symptoms or test positive should avoid non-essential visits with higher-risk people or at higher-risk settings for 10 days after the onset of their symptoms, or test date if asymptomatic.

Again, should you have any questions regarding the above, your therapy or if you need some review of any exercises or education, just drop us an email at westmanrehab@mymts.net or give us a call.

James and staff continue to wish everyone good health in the weeks to come. We thank you for your cooperation and understanding at this time.

‘’Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.’’ (Benjamin Franklin)


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