COVID-19 Updates

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Niagara Health's pandemic response

On this page, you’ll find information and resources about our response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our vigilance with our infection prevention and control measures continues to keep patients, visitors and team members safe.

Number of patients with confirmed COVID-19 we are currently caring for: 58
Niagara Health updates COVID-19 patient activity and testing taking place in the hospital daily at 4 p.m. See the full report here.

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COVID patient gets emotional send-off from Niagara Health team

COVID patient gets emotional send-off from Niagara Health team

Posted Jan 22nd, 2021

Healthcare team lines hallway applauding his return home.

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COVID-19 outbreak ends on Unit 4A at St. Catharines Site

COVID-19 outbreak ends on Unit 4A at St. Catharines Site

Posted Jan 23rd, 2021

The outbreak came to an end today after 14 days of enhanced monitoring showed there had been no evidence of further transmission.

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COVID-19 outbreak over on Unit D at Niagara Falls Site

COVID-19 outbreak over on Unit D at Niagara Falls Site

Posted Jan 22nd, 2021

Thank you to our dedicated team for working tirelessly to bring this outbreak to a successful end.

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COVID-19 outbreak declared at Welland Site’s Extended Care Unit

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Welland Site’s Extended Care Unit

Posted Jan 21st, 2021

We are taking all necessary steps to create the safest possible environment for the residents and staff.

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COVID-19 outbreak ends on Intensive Care Unit at Niagara Falls Site

COVID-19 outbreak ends on Intensive Care Unit at Niagara Falls Site

Posted Jan 20th, 2021

Thank you to our team for working tirelessly to bring this outbreak, which had been declared on Dec. 28, to a successful end.

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Further changes to Niagara’s vaccination plan

Further changes to Niagara’s vaccination plan

Posted Jan 20th, 2021

The provincial government has provided direction today to all hospitals and public health units in Ontario to pause administration of all first doses of vaccine, except for residents of long-term care homes and high-risk retirement homes.

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COVID-19 outbreak ends on Trillium Unit at Niagara Falls Site   

COVID-19 outbreak ends on Trillium Unit at Niagara Falls Site  

Posted Jan 19th, 2021

Thank you to our team for working tirelessly to bring this outbreak to a successful end.

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COVID-19 outbreak over on Unit C at Niagara Falls Site

COVID-19 outbreak over on Unit C at Niagara Falls Site

Posted Jan 18th, 2021

Thank you to our dedicated teams for implementing and consistently practicing infection prevention and control measures, allowing us to safely resolve this outbreak.

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Reduced Pfizer shipments result in changes to Niagara’s vaccine plan

Reduced Pfizer shipments result in changes to Niagara’s vaccine plan

Posted Jan 18th, 2021

We have received provincial direction that, effective immediately, all first doses of vaccine are to be used to vaccinate residents, staff and essential caregivers in long-term care and high-risk retirement homes.

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Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

COVID Care @ Home new model of care

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Our work with Millennium Trail Manor

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In It Together Series

Our In It Together series tells the stories of our team and their work during the pandemic, our patients and the immense community support we have received. Read their stories.

IN IT TOGETHER: Training our future physicians during a pandemic

Posted Dec 17th, 2020

IN IT TOGETHER: Training our future physicians during a pandemic

The safety of his patients is Dr. Han-Oh Chung’s highest priority in his role as a Niagara Health critical care physician. And the safety of medical learners is also top of mind for Dr. Chung in his role as an Academic Lead.

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In It Together Series

Our team members speak with members of the media to help keep our community informed on our COVID-19 response. Stay up-to-date with what our healthcare experts are saying:

NH team member: Dr. Karim Ali, NH Director, Division of Infectious Diseases, and Emergency Preparedness Lead.

Topic: Dr. Ali joined 610 CKTB Radio to discuss the latest news in COVID-19 vaccine developments and the importance of following public health measures, especially during the upcoming holiday season, to prevent further spread of COVID-19.

Listen to his interview from Dec. 17 here.


NH team member: Dr. Johan Viljoen, NH Chief of Staff and Executive Vice President, Medical Affairs.

Topic: Dr. Viljoen joined 610 CKTB Radio to discuss the importance of everyone following public health measures to keep COVID-19 infection rates low. He also discussed the risks of putting a strain on the healthcare system if cases continue to rise.

Listen to his interview from Dec. 16 here.

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