Home care workers are scrambling to acquire full-time work, adjust their home schedules, and say goodbye to beloved residents before they are no longer allowed to work in more than one long-term care facility.
Given five days' notice, those working at personal care home facilities are now quickly rearranging their lives to accommodate new COVID-19 health and safety regulations.
On Monday, the Province of Manitoba announced that those working at long-term care facilities will no longer be able to work at more than one at a time.
"What they are trying to do is prevent the potential of spreading COVID-19 across personal care homes," Shannon McAteer, the Manitoba Health Care Coordinator with CUPE, says. "(Health care works) are all about protecting the residents they care for."