Coronavirus: Outbreak declared at Fairhaven long-term care home in Peterborough – Peterborough

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Coronavirus: Outbreak declared at Fairhaven long-term care home in Peterborough - Peterborough

An outbreak has been declared after an employee at the Fairhaven long-term care facility in Peterborough tested positive for COVID-19, the facility announced Tuesday.

According to Fairhaven executive director Lionel Towns, Peterborough Public Health confirmed the test result and declared an outbreak at the municipally owned facility on Dutton Road.

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“We continue to work closely with Peterborough Public Health to monitor the situation,” he said.

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Towns said effective immediately, the following measures will be implemented:

  • All residents and staff members will be tested starting Tuesday.
  • All residents in the home areas in which the individual worked will also be tested.
  • Contact tracing by the health unit will occur for the staff member who tested positive.
  • All general and caregiver visits are halted until the case is resolved.
  • All leaves of absences halted until the case is resolved.

Towns said the employee will not be permitted to return to work until 48 hours after they have a negative test result.

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“The co-operation of family members and others is critical for keeping Fairhaven Residents safe,” he said.





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