The City of Hamilton has declared an outbreak at Wentworth Lodge after receiving confirmation from Hamilton Public Health Services that a staff member tested positive for COVID-19 at the Dundas long-term care home.
The staff member became symptomatic, was subsequently tested, and the test results confirmed yesterday that they were positive. Wentworth Lodge is working closely with Public Health to investigate any residents and staff who may have come in contact with the staff member. Any symptomatic residents who were in contact with the staff member will also be tested.
An outbreak is declared by Public Health anytime there is a single confirmed case of COVID-19 amongst residents or staff of a long-term care facility.
Hamilton currently has a total of 147 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of 9:00 a.m. yesterday.
Holly Odoardi, the senior administrator of Macassa and Wentworth Lodges said in a statement. “We have taken, and will continue to take, every possible precautionary measure to prevent the spread of this virus, including: active screening, enhanced cleaning, and isolation of residents as soon as symptoms are identified. Our priority remains keeping residents, staff and the community as healthy and safe as possible.”
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