One Staff Tests Positive for COVID-19 at Elgin Manor
For Immediate Release
[Elgin County, Ontario] – Elgin County was notified today that a staff member at Elgin Manor has tested positive for COVID-19 via the weekly surveillance staff testing process. The staff member is asymptomatic and isolating at home. At this time, no other staff members or residents have tested positive.
All measures have been implemented as directed by Southwestern Public Health, including but not limited to, testing and isolating of residents in one affected unit of the Home.
Residents in all three (3) of Elgin County’s Long-Term Care Homes are being closely monitored by our medical team. County staff continue to work closely with Southwestern Public Health on outbreak management and to identify and notify close contacts of the staff member.
As directed by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Elgin Manor has declared outbreak. Any resident or employee that shows even the slightest evidence of a health change are immediately screened for COVID-19.
Homes staff continue to implement all available infection prevention and control measures to decrease the risk of spreading the virus within our Homes.
The County is working closely with Southwestern Public Health and has implemented a number of additional safeguards to lessen the potential transfer of COVID-19.
Regular updates and changes to visitor restrictions will be provided to residents, families and caregivers.
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