For Immediate Release: Suspect Outbreak at Elgin Manor (1 Staff )
For Immediate Release
October 15, 2021
[Elgin County, Ontario] – Elgin County was notified this morning that the October 3, 2021 COVID-19 outbreak impacting two resident home areas, at Elgin Manor, has been declared over.
At the same time, County staff were notified of a positive staff member at Elgin Manor, impacting a separate resident home area. As per Ministry of Long-Term Care Guidelines, this single positive COVID-19 case places Elgin Manor into “suspect 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 suspect 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.
For media inquiries contact: Warden Tom Marks | firstname.lastname@example.org | 519-871-2466 www.elgincounty.ca