An outbreak of COVID-19 has been declared at the Extended Care Unit at Niagara Health’s Welland Site.
One resident tested positive for COVID-19, which meets provincial guidelines to call an outbreak in a long-term care setting.
We are taking all necessary steps to create the safest possible environment for the residents and staff. That includes twice-daily screening of all residents and staff, enhanced cleaning, dedicated staffing, full personal protective equipment, among other measures.
In-person visiting continues to be restricted.
The only visits that are permitted are pre-approved Essential Caregiver visits. Only one caregiver may visit with a resident at a time and must have proof of a negative COVID test within seven days of the visit.
The Extended Care Unit is a 75-bed long-term care home.
COVID outbreaks reinforce how critical it is for everyone to wear a mask, wash their hands, practice physical distancing at all times, and stay home as much as possible.