Masking Policy - Update May 2023

The COVID-19 pandemic has entered a new phase and it’s time for a new approach to masking for patients, staff and physicians.   On Saturday May 20th Glazier Medical Centre will transition from universal mandatory masking to optional masking.  This change is part of our ongoing efforts to ensure physician, staff and patient safety while recognizing changes in the nature of the pandemic and direction from public health experts

What This Means for You

For patients/visitors: 

  • You are no longer required to wear masks in common areas of the clinic.
  • We recommend that you wear a mask in care settings when meeting or speaking directly with staff or physicians especially in our Urgent Care Clinic.
  • Patients with a fever or respiratory symptoms are required to mask in all clinical and non-clinical settings.

For staff/physicians: 

  • Masking will still be required when staff or physicians are providing direct patient care.

Like all COVID-19 policies and practices, the need for universal masking will be subject to ongoing evaluation in relation to the spread of COVID-19 and will be revisited if needed. All decisions will continue to be based on provincial guidance/direction and informed by subject matter experts.

We would like to thank you for your ongoing support as we move from an active pandemic to de-escalation

New Urgent Care Hours and Services

Urgent Care hours:  

Monday to Thursday - 8:30 am to 8:00 pm

Friday 8:30 am to 1:00 pm

Saturday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Sunday 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm

Note:  Only patients who have a family physician at this clinic will be seen Monday to Thursday between 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm.   Patients who do not have a family physician at the Clinic and have registered by 5:00 pm will be seen.  

All patients will be seen between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm and on weekends.  

Simcoe Street Closure - Expect Delays

The Region of Durham is planning major construction on Simcoe Street for a period of over one year.   Traffic will be reduced to one lane in the northbound direction on Simcoe Street South as part of the construction.   Patients should expect major traffic delays. The Clinic and all services will remain open during this time however please plan accordingly when visiting.     

Concerns about access to the medical centre and impact on health care, should be addressed to the following staff members from the Regional Municipality of Durham, Works Department. 

Robert Baldasaro, Project Supervisor  Phone:  365-688-4327   Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Andrew Oliver, Project Inspector  Phone: 905-244-1640  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For additional information and map closure, please visit Durham Region Website

Simcoe Street Closure