Outbreak declared at Rideau Ferry Country Home

MEDIA RELEASE:

Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit


March 21, 2021


Outbreak declared at Rideau Ferry Country Home


The Health Unit is working with Rideau Ferry County Home 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.


“Our staff are working diligently and in partnership with the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit to protect residents' health and safety,” says Amy Morrow, Director of Care at Rideau Ferry Country Home.


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.


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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