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Date Posted
July 11, 2022

Updated July 14, 2022

Public Health declared the Suspect COVID-19 Outbreak over on 3 South. All day 5 test results have returned negative.

We thank Grey Bruce Public Health for their ongoing support and direction. Thank you to the Lee Manor team for their swift action to halt the spread of the virus. 

Our focus continues to be the safety of our residents, families, and staff. We will continue with the following protocols:

  • Hand Hygiene audits.
  • Daily screening, rapid antigen testing and masking for all staff, students, support workers, volunteers, designated care partners and general visitors.
  • Visiting has now resumed on all home areas for Designated Care Partners, and general visitors that have received 2 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on all home areas.(max of 4).
  • We continue to offer onsite COVID-19 vaccines to our care community.

Thank you to our residents and family members for your ongoing support and understanding. Please continue to follow the three W’s: Wear a Mask, Watch your distance, and Wash your hands often.  If you require additional information, please contact Lee Manor at 519-376-4420.

 


Public Health has placed the 3 South home area in a suspect COVID-19 Outbreak. There is currently 1 confirmed resident PCR test. As part of our COVID-19 protocols, residents are tested on Day 5 post leave of absence. This routine testing helps with early identification, particularly if no symptoms are present, and the ability to put additional infection prevention and control practices in place.

The Current COVID-19 protocol requires we place all residents identified as “high risk contacts” (roommates, tablemates, and close social groups) in isolation for 5 days, and are to be tested for COVID-19 on day 5, unless symptoms present. In addition, Public Health has advised general visits are suspended for those in isolation, Designated Care Partners (DCPs) may continue to visit.

Enhanced infection control protocols are in place as we take swift action to halt the spread of the virus.  We are working closely with our Public Health partners, and the safety and wellbeing of our residents and staff is our highest priority. 

In response, we are taking the following steps:

  • All staff are wearing N95 masks, eye protection and additional PPE as required on the affected home area.
  • Designated Care Partner visits are limited to one (1) visitor per resident in isolation.
  • Additional Hand Hygiene Audits have been implemented.
  • HEPA filter units have been strategically placed on both home areas to maximize air quality.

Thank you for your continued patience. Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health has indicated we are in a seventh wave of COVID-19.

Please do not visit the home if you are feeling unwell. If you require additional information, please contact the home at 519-376-4420.

Stay well,

Jennifer Cornell,
Director of Long-Term Care

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