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Outbreak declared at Kemptville Retirement Living

January 7, 2021 – Outbreak Declared Over January 19, 2021

The Health Unit is working with Kemptville Retirement Living to manage a COVID-19 outbreak. One staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. Enhanced infection control measures under the Long-Term Care Home Act have been put in place to manage the outbreak and are being monitored by the Health Unit.  

Statement from Kemptville Retirement Living Inc.: We are working diligently with health authorities, staff members and residents to ensure the safety of all concerned. Our team members are working dedicatedly and with total commitment to contain this outbreak, and we are so proud of their continuous efforts. Residents are committed to respecting and following all protocols, and we appreciate their patience during this difficult time.  We have also received tremendous support from all our family members.  

“Along with the increase in local cases of COVID-19, this outbreak serves as a reminder to the community to continue to be COVID-SMART,” says Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health. “I encourage everyone to self-isolate if you have COVID-19 symptoms and get tested, wear a mask or face covering when you cannot maintain a distance of 2 metres from others, and to practice regular hand hygiene.”

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.