Elgin County Homes - Confirmed COVID-19 Outbreak at Terrace Lodge, January 2, 2022
For Immediate Release
January 2, 2022
[Elgin County, Ontario] – Elgin County declared an outbreak at Elgin Manor on December 31, 2021. Southwestern Public Health provided notification today that there is one (1) resident and one (1) staff member at Terrace Lodge who have tested positive for COVID-19. Both the resident and staff member are in isolation.
Across Elgin County’s three (3) Long-Term Care Homes, the following individuals have tested positive for COVID-19:
- one (1) staff member at Elgin Manor and four (4) residents;
- two (2) staff members at Bobier Villa; and
- one (1) resident and one (1) staff member at Terrace Lodge.
As directed by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Terrace Lodge and Elgin Manor Long-Term Care Homes (LTCH) have been placed into a COVID-19 outbreak status. Any resident or employee that shows even the slightest evidence of a health change 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. County staff continue to work closely with Southwestern Public Health on outbreak management and to identify close contacts of the residents and staff members. Residents, staff and community members who are determined to be at risk are being contacted to prevent further spread of illness in the Long-Term Care Home or in the community.
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. County staff continue to implement all required and recommended infection prevention and control measures to decrease the risk of spreading the virus within our Homes.
Regular updates and changes to visitor restrictions will be provided to residents, families and caregivers.
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