Providence Care has confirmed that it is now dealing with four active COVID-19 outbreaks at its Providence Manor site, after a fourth outbreak was declared today, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022 on Montreal 4, a Resident Home Area at the retirement residence.
“Montreal 4 is under quarantine and all residents have been placed on contact and aerosol precautions,” the institution said in a release after several residents had tested positive for the virus.
“The outbreak will be in place for a minimum of 10 days from the last COVID-19 case identified, during which time residents will be closely monitored for symptoms of COVID-19 and tested where indicated,” Providence Care continued.
Providence Care said it is working closely with Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health regarding the positive cases.
“Providence Care has also reached out to all residents and their loved ones at the long-term care home to inform them about the outbreak. For confidentiality reasons, Providence Care is not able to share any identifiable or additional information about the cases,” the release said.
The Montreal 4 unit is now closed to admissions, and only one designated care partner or essential caregiver is permitted to visit at a time for the duration of the outbreak. General visitors are temporarily prohibited on Montreal 4, the institution said.
Providence Care said it is taking additional precautions, including requiring registered visitors to wear appropriate personal protective equipment for the duration of their visit, and to complete a rapid antigen test upon entry.
This COVID-19 outbreak follows three other declared outbreaks, which are still active on the Sydenham 3, Sydenham 4 and Sydenham 5 Resident Home Areas.
“COVID-19 protective measures remain in place at all Providence Care sites. We will continue to review safety measures on an ongoing basis to ensure our staff and the people we serve stay protected,” Providence Care said.