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Outbreak declared over on Unit 2A in St. Catharines

Posted May 8th, 2020

Outbreak declared over on Unit 2A in St. Catharines

An outbreak of COVID-19 on Unit 2A at the St. Catharines Site is now over.

After 14 days of enhanced monitoring of patients and staff showed there had been no evidence of further transmission and no new additional COVID-19 cases on the unit, our Infection Prevention and Control team was able to declare an end to the outbreak.

The outbreak was declared on April 21 after a patient tested positive for the virus. 

“Our dedicated team members ensured infection prevention and control measures were implemented and consistently practiced, allowing us to bring a safe and timely resolution to this outbreak,” says Derek McNally, Niagara Health’s Executive Vice President Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Executive.

“We will continue to be vigilant and maintain best practices in infection control, including meticulous hand hygiene, physical distancing and the appropriate use of personal protective equipment.”

 

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