Update (Monday, Mar. 29, 2021)
No new COVID-19 cases detected at John M. Parrott Centre during outbreak
Zero new cases of COVID-19 have been detected among staff, residents, or families connected to the John M. Parrott Centre since the facility declared an outbreak, according to the County of Lennox and Addington.
The John M. Parrott Centre (JMPC) declared a COVID-19 outbreak, as be ministry guidelines, after a single staff member at the facility tested positive for the virus on Thursday, Mar. 25, 2021. The Parrott Centre is a 168-bed long-term care facility in Napanee, which is operated by the County of Lennox and Addington.
According to the County, since that date, the following precautions have taken place:
- All Residents have been swabbed and all results are negative.
- Residents remain in their own Resident Home Areas (RHA) and are allowed visits from one designated essential caregiver.
- The 26 Residents who reside in the affected RHA are staying in their rooms with staff and designated essential caregivers assisting them as usual. These staff and essential caregivers are all wearing full PPE (gown, eye protection and mask).
- The outbreak is expected to be considered over on April 9 assuming no further positive cases develop.
- The vast majority of staff have had a PCR swab with negative results between March 26-29, 2021.
- Staff and the one designated essential caregiver will continue to be swabbed per their regular schedule twice weekly – one rapid antigen test and one polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test.
- The Home currently exceeds the infection control cleaning requirements on a daily basis. The facility continue to rely on our Clorox machine in addition to our regular cleaning and disinfection processes.
- Contact tracing is being completed by KFL&A Public Health.
“I never cease to be impressed by our staff at The John M. Parrott Centre. A year into this pandemic and this is the first case of Covid associated with the JMPC,” Mayor Ric Bresee said in a statement. “And thanks to the amazing work of the JMPC staff, it appears to be isolated to one staff member, with no sign of spread to our highly vulnerable Residents.”
A single case of COVID-19 has been associated with a staff member at the John M. Parrott Centre (JMPC), a long term care home in Napanee.
According to a release from the County of Lennox and Addington, the centre is working closely with KFL&A Public Health to address this development. As per ministry guidelines, a single case of COVID-19 triggers an automatic outbreak within a long term care setting. KFL&A Public Health officials notified the LTC home of the outbreak on the evening of Thursday, Mar. 25, 2021.
The County said all residents in the affected home area were swabbed immediately, at the direction of KFL&A Public Health. Testing for the remainder of the home’s residents will be completed by the end of the day, they said. All staff are also being tested commencing today.
As an extra precaution, all JMPC residents will remain in their own Resident Home Areas, with main doors to each area closed until all test results are received, according to the release. Each resident will be allowed visits from one designated essential caregiver, but no general visitors will be allowed in the centre until further notice.
The John M. Parrott Centre is a 168 bed Long-Term Care Facility in Napanee, owned and operated by the County of Lennox and Addington. This is the first COVID-19 outbreak associated with the home.
“We are mindful of the timing for our Residents, with approximately 94% having had their 2nd vaccine dose over two weeks ago,” said Lennox and Addington County Warden Ric Bresee. “We want to assure the community that every precaution will continue to be implemented to reduce the likelihood of COVID-19 transmission in our Home.”