COVID-19 outbreak declared over at Rockwood Terrace
Update: June 13, 2023
The COVID-19 outbreak on the 3rd floor home area at Rockwood Terrace has been declared over. We thank our team members for their continued dedication to the safety and well-being of our residents. We truly appreciate the support from our designated care partners and families, and are thankful for the assistance of Grey Bruce Public Health in managing the outbreak.
The safety of our residents, families, and staff remains our primary focus, and we will continue with the following protocols:
- Regular infection prevention and control audits
- Hand hygiene audits
- Although masking is no longer required when caregivers or visitors are alone with a resident in their room, we continue to recommend designated care partners and general visitors to wear masks at all times during their visit.
As a reminder, please do not visit the home if you are feeling unwell. Continue to follow the 3 Ws: Wash your hands frequently; Watch your distance (ideally 6 feet); and Wear masks correctly. If you require additional information, please contact the home at 519-369-6035.
May 15, 2023: Public Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak on the 3rd floor home area at Rockwood Terrace. Test results have returned positive for COVID-19 for three residents. The affected residents and high risk contacts are isolating and receiving care.
We are working with our Public Health partners and monitoring the situation closely. The home has activated their outbreak protocols and the following enhancements are in place to help manage the outbreak:
- Increased surveillance, and enhanced infection prevention and control measures, along with additional infection prevention and control audits.
- All staff are following COVID-19 outbreak protocols and wearing the appropriate PPE as required.
- Designated Care Partners are reduced to one (1) DCP per resident visit for residents in isolation, and will be provided the appropriate PPE. All DCPs on the 3rd floor are required to wear a N95 mask at all times.
- Public Health recommends that general visitors should postpone all non-essential visits to residents within the outbreak area for the duration of the outbreak.
- We encourage 2nd floor DCPs and general visitors to wear their masks at all times during their visit.
- HEPA filters units have been strategically placed on the home area to maximize air quality.