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COVID-19 Outbreak at Lee Manor Declared Over

Update: January 22, 2022

Today, we are pleased to report that Grey Bruce Public Health has declared the COVID-19 Outbreak over at Lee Manor. We would like to thank Grey Bruce Public Health for their assistance in managing the outbreak. It has been a challenging time for residents, families, staff and the community as we managed and contained the respiratory and COVID-19 outbreaks. The tireless efforts have been remarkable, and I thank you for your dedication and commitment. 

Community transmission and the increase in cases locally is concerning. Our focus continues to be the safety of our residents, families, and staff. Infection prevention and control measures remain in place and as a precaution we will be adding additional layers of protection.

  • Hand Hygiene Audits
  • Clinical staff will start administering 4th dose booster to consented residents.
  • Designated Care Partners resume to two (2) DCPs per resident visit for all wings.
  • Cohorted small group programs (limited to 10)
  • All general visits (indoor, outdoor and window) are suspended

Effective January 24th

  • Daily Rapid Antigen Testing for all staff, students, support workers, volunteers and Designated Care Partners.
  • Staff and Designated Care Partners will wear N95 Masks and additional PPE as required.

We continue to be vigilant and monitor the COVID-19 staff cases that were not related to the outbreak. Additional test results received have identified 2 new staff cases, we currently have a total of 9 active staff cases; 7 resolved.

The teamwork has been amazing, and we are truly blessed. We also acknowledge our healthcare partners for offering their assistance and providing additional resources. Together, we worked to ensure our residents continued to receive high quality care.


Updated: January 21, 2022

The majority of 3 South resident test results from January 18th are still pending. The situation on 3 South remains the same as yesterday.

Today's summary report for 3 South.

  • There are no new resident cases.
  • 0 active resident cases; 2 resolved.
  • 2 staff cases resolved.
  • Designated Care Partners are limited to one (1) DCP per resident visit on 3 South and additional PPE will be provided upon arrival.

 

COVID-19 Staff cases unrelated to 3 South Outbreak

Test results received have identified 4 new staff cases that are not linked to the 3 South Outbreak.
In summary, the situation today is:

  • Total staff cases 7 active staff cases; 5 resolved

Thank you for your continued support and patience. 


Updated: January 20, 2022

We are pleased to share that the remaining active resident case is now resolved. A small number of test results from January 15th are still outstanding and we have contacted the lab. January 18th results for 3 South residents are also pending. 

Today's summary report for 3 South.

  • There are no new resident or staff cases.
  • 0 active resident cases; 2 resolved.
  • 2 staff cases resolved.
  • Designated Care Partners are limited to one (1) DCP per resident visit on 3 South and additional PPE will be provided upon arrival.

 

COVID-19 Staff cases unrelated to 3 South Outbreak remains the same as yesterday.

  • There are 8 active staff cases; 0 resolved

 


Updated: January 19, 2022

We have received the remaining test results from January 12th; all negative. All resident test results from January 15th have returned negative with 8 staff results pending. We are pleased to share that one resident case is now resolved. 

Today's summary report for 3 South.

  • There are no new resident or staff cases.
  • There is 1 active resident case; 1 resolved.
  • 2 staff cases resolved.
  • Designated Care Partners are limited to one (1) DCP per resident visit on 3 South and additional PPE will be provided upon arrival.

COVID-19 Staff cases unrelated to 3 South Outbreak

  • There are 8 active staff cases; 0 resolved

 


Updated: January 18, 2022

We have received a few lab test results and they have returned negative. The majority of the January 15th PCR testing are pending. Rapid and PCR testing continues in the home to help us quickly identify and manage new cases of COVID-19 in residents or staff.

Today's summary report.

  • There are no new resident or staff cases.
  • We apologize, the resolved resident case reported yesterday was in error. We remain at 2 active resident cases; 0 resolved.
  • 2 staff cases resolved.
  • Designated Care Partners are limited to one (1) DCP per resident visit on 3 South and additional PPE will be provided upon arrival.

COVID-19 Staff cases unrelated to 3 South Outbreak

  • There are 8 active staff cases; 0 resolved

Thank you to our residents, families, staff and community for their strength and support. COVID-19 numbers remain high in the community and we encourage everyone to get vaccinated and boosted as you are eligible. Also, don’t forget the 3 Ws: Wash your hands frequently; Watch your distance (ideally 6 feet); and, Wear masks correctly.


Updated: January 16, 2022

The team continues to work collaboratively to manage and contain the 3 South outbreak. Testing continues in the home to help us quickly identify and manage new cases of COVID-19 in residents or staff. 

Today's summary report.

  • There are no new resident cases.
  • 2 resident cases active; 0 resolved.
  • 1 staff case active; 1 resolved.
  • Designated Care Partners are limited to one (1) DCP per resident visit on 3 South and additional PPE will be provided upon arrival.

COVID-19 Staff cases unrelated to 3 South Outbreak

We have received some staff PCR test results which have identified an additional two positive staff cases not linked to the outbreak.

  • There are 8 active staff cases; 0 resolved

COVID-19 numbers remain high in the community and we encourage everyone to get vaccinated and boosted as you are eligible. Also, don’t forget the 3 Ws: Wash your hands frequently; Watch your distance (ideally 6 feet); and, Wear masks correctly.


Updated: January 15, 2022

Testing continues in the home to help us quickly identify and manage new cases of COVID-19 in residents or staff. We have received the January 12th and 13th resident test results; all negative with 3 still pending. We have also received some staff test results from January 12th and 13th; all negative with approximately 50% still pending.

Today's summary report.

  • There are no new resident or staff cases.
  • 2 resident cases active; 0 resolved.
  • 1 staff case active; 1 resolved.
  • Designated Care Partners are limited to one (1) DCP per resident visit on 3 South and additional PPE will be provided upon arrival.

COVID-19 Staff cases unrelated to 3 South Outbreak

  • There are 6 active staff cases; 0 resolved

 


Updated January 13, 2022:

Today's summary report.

COVID-19 Outbreak on 3 South

  • There are no new resident cases.
  • 2 resident cases active; 0 resolved.
  • 1 staff case active; 1 resolved.
  • All residents were PCR tested yesterday with remaining identified staff tested either today and tomorrow and then again every three days.

COVID-19 Staff cases unrelated to 3 South Outbreak

  • 5 active staff cases; 0 resolved

Respiratory Outbreak on 2 South

  • There are no new resident or staff cases
  • 0 resident case active; 11 resident cases resolved
  • 0 staff case is active; 4 staff cases resolved

Staffing remains at a stable level thanks to the ongoing dedication of our caring Lee Manor team. We appreciate everyone who is stepping up and taking extra shifts to ensure our residents continue to receive high quality care. 
 

 

 


Updated January 12, 2022:

We have received confirmation that an additional staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. This case is not linked to the outbreak and brings us to a total of 5 active staff cases not associated with the outbreak.

Today's summary report.

COVID-19 Outbreak on 3 South

  • There are no new resident cases.
  • 2 resident cases active; 0 resolved.
  • Our Lee Manor team is connecting regularly with families of COVID-19 positive residents to provide direct updates. 
  • 2 staff cases active; 0 resolved.
  • All outstanding PCR test results from January 8th have returned negative for COVID-19.
  • All residents and identified staff will be PCR tested today and then again every three days.
  • Staffing levels remain stable. 
 
Respiratory Outbreak on 2 South
  • There are no new resident or staff cases
  • 1 resident case active; 10 resident cases resolved
  • 1 staff case is active

Vaccine clinics are continuing onsite to support 3rd dose booster for staff and designated care partners who are eligible. Work is underway for 4th dose boosters for eligible residents. COVID-19 numbers remain high in the community and we encourage everyone to get vaccinated and boosted as you are eligible. Also, don’t forget the 3 Ws: Wash your hands frequently; Watch your distance (ideally 6 feet); and, Wear masks correctly.

We have recruited additional team members to support screening roles at the home. Training was provided to Grey County's redeployed staff as part of our emergency planning. We are grateful for the staff that have quickly volunteered their services to support our residents, families, and team members. We appreciate and thank them for their help. 


Updated January 11, 2022:

We continue to manage the ongoing COVID-19 and Respiratory outbreaks in the home. We are grateful for the support of staff and our caring Designated Care Partners who are providing assistance during this challenging time.  

We have the following information to share.

COVID-19 Outbreak on 3 South

  • 1 additional resident has tested positive
  • 2 resident cases active; 0 resident cases resolved
  • 1 new staff case
  • 5 staff cases active; (2 cases linked to 3 South Outbreak)
  • January 8 PCR testing results are still pending
  • Staffing levels remain stable

Due to the size of the home, we have implemented our emergency management protocols to ensure we continue delivering the quality care our residents deserve. As part of the protocols, our leadership team at Lee Manor has been divided into two teams to ensure we have senior leadership on site seven days a week.  Tolleen Parkin will be leading the outbreak and Susan Torrie will be ensuring continuity of operations. In addition to being a Registered Nurse, Tolleen has experience as an Executive Director in long-term care, Tolleen has also achieved her Infection Prevention and Control Certificate from the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University.
 

Respiratory Outbreak on 2 South

  • 0 additional resident cases
  • 2 resident cases are active; 9 resident cases resolved
  • 0 new staff cases
  • 1 staff case is active

We continue to work closely with our partners at public health. The safety and wellbeing of our residents and our staff remains our priority. We will continue to provide daily updates throughout the COVID-19 outbreak.


We have received confirmation that five staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. In addition, one resident on 3 South has also tested positive. Public Health has declared a COVID-19 Outbreak for 3 South. No other residents on 3 South are showing symptoms at this time. 

We have the following information to share.

  • The resident who tested positive is in isolation and receiving care.
  • All residents on 2 South were swabbed on January 4th and 3 South residents have been swabbed on January 4th and 8th; January 8th results are still pending. 
  • All staff that tested positive have been self isolating.
  • In room meal service has been implemented for all residents on 3 South. 
  • All staff on 3 South have transitioned to N95 masks.
  • Limit of 1 DCP per resident visit (2 South and 3 South home areas)
  • DCPs will be provided with an N95 mask for each visit on 3 South. The most appropriate size will be provided until formal mask fit testing can be offered.
  • General visits remain suspended for all floors.
  • Virtual visits can be arranged for all residents.
  • Essential visitors are still permitted (palliative or critically ill).

In addition, we have the following to share about the Respiratory Outbreak on 2 South.

  • There are no new resident cases
  • 3 resident cases are active; 8 resident cases are resolved.
  • 0 new staff cases
  • 1 staff case is active; 3 staff cases are resolved. 

We continue to work closely with our partners at public health and the safety and wellbeing of our residents and our staff remains our priority. Thank you for your patience and understanding at this difficult time. 

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