A COVID-19 outbreak at Oakwood Park Lodge long-term care home is over, effective today.
There are no active cases of the virus at the Niagara Falls home.
Niagara Health has been providing temporary support to Oakwood Park Lodge’s management team since December 22, 2020. The Niagara Health and Oakwood Park Lodge teams worked closely to bring a resolution to the COVID-19 outbreak, as well as implemented an action plan to strengthen infection prevention and control measures across the home.
“This has been a difficult time for residents, families and staff at Oakwood Park Lodge,” says Lynn Guerriero, President and Interim CEO of Niagara Health. “We have worked very hard to protect our most vulnerable members of the community from COVID-19 and are thinking today of the families grieving the loss of their loved ones.”
“We appreciate everyone’s efforts to bring this outbreak to an end,” says Gaile Johnstone, Director of Finance and Operations, at Conmed Health Care Group. “Our focus remains on caring for our residents and supporting our staff as they provide safe care.”
Over the coming weeks, the Niagara Health and Oakwood Park Lodge teams will develop a transition plan to ensure the continued safety and health of residents and staff.