One Staff at Terrace Lodge Tests Positive for COVID-19
For Immediate Release
[Elgin County, Ontario] –Elgin County was notified earlier today that a staff member at Terrace Lodge Long-Term Care Home (LTCH) has tested positive for COVID-19. This single case is the only active COVID-19 case in Elgin’s LTCHs. This staff member is following public health direction regarding self-isolation.
Throughout the pandemic, County staff have worked closely with Southwestern Public Health (SWPH) on outbreak management and to identify close contacts of the staff member who recently tested positive. Residents, staff and community members who are determined to be at risk are being contacted to prevent further spread of illness in the Home or in the community.
Elgin’s Homes staff remain steadfast in their commitment to our 247 residents. County Homes staff continue to implement all available measures to decrease the risk of spreading the virus within our three (3) LTCHs.
Any resident or employee that shows even the slightest evidence of a change in health are immediately screened for COVID-19. Residents in all three (3) of Elgin County’s Long-Term Care Homes are being closely monitored by our medical team.
“Staff are doing a tremendous job in our Homes during these difficult times. They’re focused on keeping COVID-19 out of our Homes and protecting our community’s most vulnerable,” said Warden Tom Marks.
At this time, Bobier Villa and Elgin Manor LTCHs do not have any positive cases among residents or staff. Regular updates and changes to visitor restrictions will be provided to residents, families and caregivers.
For media inquiries contact: Warden Tom Marks | firstname.lastname@example.org | 519-871-2466