For Immediate Release
October 3, 2021
[Elgin County, Ontario] – Elgin County was notified this morning that a second resident, and one (1) staff member at Elgin Manor Long-Term Care Home has tested positive for COVID-19; bringing the total of lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases to (3) three. We are continuing to closely monitor residents and screen staff for symptoms of COVID19. Pursuant to Ministry of Long-Term Care Guidelines, with three (3) positive cases, Elgin Manor is now considered to be in “confirmed outbreak”.
County staff continue to work closely with Southwestern Public Health on outbreak management and practices. 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 LTCH staff have, since the onset of the pandemic, taken steps to assess and improve preparedness for responding to COVID-19. Our team continues to take all necessary steps to decrease the risk of spreading the virus and remain dedicated to the health and safety of our residents. Additional safeguards to lessen the potential transfer of COVID-19 have been put in place.
County staff have responded quickly and in accordance with direction from Southwestern Public Health to limit further transmission of the virus. At this time, staff are making every effort to contact families of Elgin Manor residents to update them of the confirmed outbreak.
At this time, Bobier Villa and Terrace Lodge LTCHs do not have any positive cases among residents or staff.
Regular updates will be provided to residents, families and caregivers.
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