Two of four COVID-19 outbreaks in Providence Care facilities declared over

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Two of four COVID-19 outbreaks declared by Providence Care since the beginning of April have now officially ended, according to the organization.

The now-over outbreaks were on Montreal 4 at Providence Manor and Level 2 at Providence Transitional Care. According to a release from Providence Care, both outbreaks were declared over on Thursday, May 5, 2022, because it’s been 10 days since a last confirmed positive case and no on-going transmission has occurred on Montreal 4 or at Providence Transitional Care Centre.

The outbreak on Montreal 4, a resident home area at Providence Manor, was originally declared on Apr. 1, after two residents tested positive for the virus. The Providence Transitional Care Centre outbreak was declared on Level 2 on Apr. 21, after three patients tested positive for the virus. 

Two further outbreaks at Providence Manor, on Sydenham 3 and Sydenham 4, remain ongoing, and additional safety measures, including visitor restrictions, remain in place there, as a result

“All residents and patients on the impacted areas were placed on contact and aerosol precautions, monitored closely for symptoms and tested for the virus multiple times throughout the outbreak,” Providence Care said. “All staff members who worked at both sites were also tested for COVID-19 and participated in on-going surveillance testing for the duration of the outbreak.”

“Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health has been alerted about the outbreaks being over, as have all residents, patients and their loved ones at both sites,” the organization continued.

Providence Care stated that all quarantine precautions and measures in place as a result of the outbreaks have been lifted; however, safety measures remain in place across all Providence Care sites, including:

  • All staff members are actively screened daily for COVID-19 symptoms. They continue to wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), practice physical distancing and good hand hygiene.
  • Anyone entering a Providence Care site is required to wear a mask, unless they have a medical exemption.
  • All visitors must pass screening. If they do not pass screening, they will not be permitted to enter. Individuals who pass screening must wear a mask at all times for the duration of their visit.
    • Click here for visitor information, policies and restrictions in place at Providence Manor.
    • Click here for visitor information, policies and restrictions in place at Providence Transitional Care Centre.

Visit providencecare.ca for up-to-date information on visiting protocols and current protective measures in place. According to the release, any changes to safety measures will be informed by local and provincial data, and in consultation with Providence Care’s infection prevention and control team. Click here for up-to-date outbreak information.

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