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Outbreak declared at Carolina Retirement Residence in Perth, Ontario

February 18, 2021

The Health Unit is working with Carolina Retirement Residence in Perth to manage a COVID-19 outbreak. One resident has tested positive for COVID-19. A single laboratory confirmed case of COVID-19 in a resident or staff member is considered as a confirmed COVID-19 outbreak in the home.

“Enhanced infection prevention and control measures have been put in place to manage the situation.” says Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health.

“Team members are working diligently and in partnership with the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit to protect residents’ health and safety,” says Dr. Andrea Moser, Sienna Senior Living Chief Medical Officer. “In addition to robust infection prevention and control protocols, residents are also receiving all of their care, meals and activities in their suites. As part of our protocol, all residents will receive COVID-19 testing.”

The best way to get reliable information about COVID-19 is by visiting the COVID-19 section of our website. Please call the Health Unit if you have any questions at 1-800-660-5853 from 8:30am to 4:30pm every day. You can also get important public health updates about COVID-19 by connecting with LGLHealthUnit on Facebook and Twitter.

If you have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19, self-isolate at home and then use Ontario’s Self-Assessment Tool. Information about local COVID-19 assessment centres is available by visiting our Assessment, Testing and Results page.

Visit Ontario’s website, www.Ontario.ca/coronavirus to learn more about how the province continues to protect Ontarians from COVID-19.

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After an outbreak is declared, we do not report on further cases or status of cases. The facility is responsible for the information about their staff and residents so they decide whether to release personal information. Data about cases in Long-Term Care and Retirement homes can be found here.

For media interviews, contact: Susan Healey, Communications Co-ordinator, 613-802-0550 or or Katie Jackson, Manager, 613-812-0416 or email media@healthunit.org.