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Date Posted
October 21, 2021

Updated October 25

On October 25th, Public Health declared the Rhinovirus (common cold) Respiratory Outbreak over. We are happy to share that all outbreak restrictions have been removed from all home areas.

  • Designated Care Partners and general visitors may now visit.
  • Indoor, Outdoor, and window visits are available and can be booked through www.grey.ca.

We thank Grey Bruce Public Health for their ongoing support and direction. I want to acknowledge the dedicated and committed efforts of each and every person who makes up the Lee Manor team. Thank you to our residents and family members for your support and patience as we worked through the outbreak protocols. Each individual plays a key role in infection prevention and control.

Please remember that cold and flu season has begun and our best defense continues to be the three W’s: Wear a Mask, Watch your distance, and Wash your hands often.

Stay well. 

Jennifer Cornell
Director of Long-Term Care
Jennifer.cornell@gey.ca


Update October 21

We are happy to share that there have been no new cases on 3rd Floor South and outbreak restrictions have been removed from this home area.

  • Two (2) Designated Care Partners and general visitors may now visit residents on 1 South, 2 North, 2 South and 3 South home areas.
  • Indoor, Outdoor, and window visits are now available and can be booked through www.grey.ca.

Rhinovirus (Common Cold) Respiratory Outbreak

3rd Floor North continues to experience a respiratory outbreak and outbreak measures remain in place to reduce the risk of further spread. The following infection control protocols are in place to keep our residents and staff safe.

  1. All 3rd floor North residents are cohorted and staff are dedicated to the home area.
  2. All 3rd floor North general visits (indoor, outdoor and window) are suspended. Virtual visits can be arranged through www.grey.ca.
  3. 3rd floor North Designated Care Partners (DCP) have been reduced to 1 DCP  per resident in room visit.
  4. Essential visitors are still permitted (palliative or critically ill).
  5. Short term absences are on hold.
We thank Grey Bruce Public Health for their ongoing support and direction. I want to acknowledge the dedicated and committed efforts of each and every person who makes up the Lee Manor team.  Each individual from every department plays a key role in infection prevention and control. 

Please remember that cold and flu season has begun and our best defense continues to be the three W’s: Wear a Mask, Watch your distance, and Wash your hands often.

Thank you for your patience as we work through the outbreak protocols. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the home. 

Stay well. 

Jennifer Cornell
Director of Long-Term Care

Update September 27

Public Health has identified the Lee Manor outbreak as Rhinovirus (common cold) for residents on 2 North. There are now residents with similar symptoms on the following wings:

  • 1 South
  • 3 North
  • 3 South

All symptomatic individuals have been tested for COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses.  Results are pending. Ten residents are currently experiencing symptoms. Residents will be removed from isolation after 5 days or 24 hours of being symptom free.  

As directed by Public Health, outbreak measures are in place for the entire home to reduce the risk of further spread. The following restrictions are in place for the protection of residents and the broader community:

  1. All residents are isolated and staff are dedicated to the home area. 
  2. All general visits (in-home, outdoor and window) are suspended. If you had a visit scheduled, please consider it cancelled. Virtual visits can still be arranged through the online booking tool
  3. Designated Care Partners have been reduced to 1 care partner per resident visit on all home areas. 
  4. Essential visitors are still permitted (palliative or critically ill).
  5. Short-term absences are on hold. 

Grey County takes all outbreaks seriously. We are working with Public Health and will continue to follow rigorous infection control protocols. 

We are committed to keeping residents, families and the public informed. if you required additional information, please contact the home at 519-376-4420. 

 


September 24, 2021

Public Health declared a respiratory outbreak on 2 North at Lee Manor on September 23. In an effort to prevent further spread, the residents of 2 North will be isolated to that home area and control measures put into place. Symptomatic individuals have been tested for COVID-19 and other respiratory illness; results pending. General visitors for residents on 2 North will be suspended until further direction from Public Health.
 
Designated Care Partner visits have been reduced to one (1) DCP per resident. Once you have been actively screened and completed your surveillance testing (if required), we ask that you go directly to the resident's room and then leave immediately after your visit. Please remember to follow all infection prevention and control measures.  This includes cleaning your hands with an alcohol based hand rub when you arrive and before leaving, as well as before and after any contact with a resident.

Grey County takes all outbreaks in our homes seriously. We are working with Public Health and will continue to follow rigorous infection control protocols.

If you require additional information, please contact the home at (519) 376-4420.

Our website is also updated with new information as it occurs.

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