Staff member tests positive for COVID-19 at Trillium Care Community

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Trillium Retirement and Care Community at 800 Edgar St. has confirmed that a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. They said the positive case was confirmed this week following routine surveillance testing.

“All other team member results have come back negative,” said Nadia Daneill-Colarossi, Manager of Media Relations and Communications for Trillium’s parent company, Sienna Senior Living. She said that as a precaution, all residents have also been tested, and their results have also come back negative.

“We have communicated with residents and families and continue to provide regular updates to ensure they are engaged in their loved one’s care,” Daniell-Colarossi said.

“Our highest priority is the health and safety of our residents and team members at Trillium Care Community. Team members are working tirelessly to care for residents and stringent infection control measures are in place,” she said. “Additionally, we have the support of our physician experts, Dr. Andrea Moser, Chief Medical Officer, and Dr. Allison McGeer, Chief Infection Prevention and Control Consultant.”

Trillium did not confirm the employee’s last day of work before the positive result, what type of contact the employee had with residents or what type of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) they were specifically required to use in the line of duty.

“In preparing for the second wave of the pandemic, our focus has been to enhance our expertise, grow our personal protective equipment (PPE) supply, reinforce our infection prevention and control practices, invest in our residences, support the frontlines, and strengthen communications with residents and families.” Daniell-Colarossi said more information on Sienna’s second wave preparedness efforts is available here.

Samantha Butler-Hassan, Local Journalism Initiative

Samantha Butler-Hassan is a staff writer and life-long Kingston resident. She is a news junkie and mom who loves reading and exploring the community. This article has been made possible with the support of the Local Journalism Initiative.

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