An outbreak of COVID-19 has been declared on the Stamford Unit at long-term care home Millennium Trail Manor, effective today.
Two staff members and two residents have tested positive for the virus following routine surveillance testing at the Niagara Falls home. None of the staff or residents were symptomatic. The residents are self-isolating in the home and the staff are self-isolating at home.
“This is a very unfortunate development and reinforces how highly contagious this virus is,” says Niagara Health President Lynn Guerriero. “We’re closely monitoring the situation and working at our fullest capacity to prevent further spread of COVID-19 in the home. Our hospital response team is working with the team at Millennium Trail Manor to take all necessary steps to create the safest possible environment for the residents and staff.”
There are a number of heightened measures in place on the Stamford Unit. These include twice daily screening of all residents and staff, enhanced cleaning, dedicated staffing, full personal protective equipment, among other measures.
Millennium Trail Manor is under temporary management of Niagara Health. The Ministry of Long-Term Care issued the order October 27 for a period of 90 days following a facility-wide outbreak that had been in effect at the home since September 29. That outbreak was declared over on November 28.
In-person visiting restrictions remain in place at Millennium Trail Manor. Niagara is currently designated in the Orange-Restrict level of Ontario’s COVID-19 response framework, which permits only essential caregivers at long-term care homes. Enhanced infection prevention and control protocols are also in place at the home, and new outbreak measures have been implemented on the Stamford Unit.
Niagara Health posts regular updates about Millennium Trail Manor at niagarahealth.on.ca.