Outbreak declared at Perth Community Care

MEDIA RELEASE:


Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit


March 5, 2021


The Health Unit is working with Perth Community Care to manage a COVID-19 outbreak. One resident has tested positive for COVID-19. The outbreak is not facility-wide, but restricted to one unit in the facility. 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.


“We are working with the Health Unit, staff members and residents to ensure the safety of all and our team is committed to containing this outbreak,” says Jennifer Cummins, Administrator at the Home. “Residents are following all protocols and we appreciate their patience during this difficult time. Thanks also to our family members for their support.”


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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After an outbreak is declared, we do not report on further cases or status of cases. The facility is responsible for the information about their staff and residents so they decide whether to release personal information. Data about cases in Long Term Care and Retirement homes can be found here: https://www.ontario.ca/page/how-ontario-is-responding-covid-19.

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