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Date Posted
September 27, 2021

Update October 10, 2021-

We have received confirmation from Public Health that a staff member at Rockwood Terrace has tested positive for COVID-19. This staff member was proactive and immediately accessed surveillance testing as soon as the onset of symptoms and was directed to self-isolate while waiting results.  Public Health has assessed the situation and no further action is required at this time. All parties are closely monitoring the situation.  This is an isolated case and not linked to the ongoing respiratory outbreak.
 

Rhinovirus (Common Cold) Respiratory Outbreak Update

Rockwood Terrace continues to experience a respiratory outbreak (Rhinovirus, common cold) on 3rd floor. There is now a resident with similar symptoms on 2nd floor and Public Health has implemented outbreak measures for the entire building to reduce the risk of further spread.

We continue to work closely with Public Health and ensure thorough infection control protocols are in place to keep our residents and staff safe.

The following precautions are in place:

  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 www.grey.ca.
  3. Designated Care Partners (DCP) have been reduced to 1 DCP  per resident visit on all home areas.
  4. Essential visitors are still permitted (palliative or critically ill).
  5. Short term absences are on hold.

 


Update September 30, 2021-

The respiratory outbreak has been identified as Rhinovirus (common cold).

There have been no new cases as of yesterday and all COVID-19 swabs have returned negative. Residents will be removed from isolation after 5 days or 24 hours symptom free.

Infection Prevention and Control Measures are in place to reduce the risk of spread and general visitors for residents on 3rd Floor remain suspended until further direction from Public Health. 

Designated Care Partner visits for 3rd floor residents are currently 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.

If you require additional information, please contact the home at: (519) 369-6035.


Today, September 27, 2021 Public Health declared a respiratory outbreak on 3rd Floor at Rockwood Terrace. To prevent further spread, the residents of 3rd Floor will be isolated to that home area and control measures are in place. Symptomatic individuals have been tested for COVID-19 as well as other respiratory illnesses that are present in our community. We will post an update as soon as we have results. General visitors for residents on 3rd Floor will be suspended until further direction from Public Health.
 
Designated Care Partner visits for 3rd floor residents have been reduced to one (1) Designated Care Partner 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.

If you require additional information, please contact the home at: 
(519) 369-6035.

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