Outbreak declared at Interim Long Term Care Unit in Kemptville District Hospital

MEDIA RELEASE:


Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit


April 2, 2021



The Health Unit is working with the Long-term Care/Convalescent Care Unit at Kemptville District Hospital to manage a COVID-19 outbreak. One staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. A single laboratory confirmed case of COVID-19 in a resident or staff member is considered as a confirmed COVID-19 outbreak in the home.


“Enhanced infection prevention and control measures have been put in place to manage the situation.” says Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health.


"KDH consistently follows the strictest public health guidelines for hospitals and long-term care. We are working closely with the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit to contain the outbreak," says Dr. Penny McGregor, Chief of Staff at Kemptville District Hospital.


The best way to get reliable information about COVID-19 is by visiting https://healthunit.org/health-information/covid-19/. Please call the Health Unit if you have any questions at 1-800-660-5853 from 8:30 to 4:30 every day. You can also get important public health updates about COVID-19 by connecting with LGLHealthunit on Facebook and Twitter.


If you have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19, self-isolate at home and then use Ontario's Self-Assessment Tool https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/. Information about local COVID-19 assessment centres is available by visiting https://healthunit.org/health-information/covid-19/assessment-testing-results/


Visit Ontario’s website, www.Ontario.ca/coronavirus to learn more about how the province continues to protect Ontarians from COVID-19.

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