Health Care Facility Outbreaks

When a higher-than-average number of people who live and work in a health care facility are sick with similar symptoms. Visitors entering may be at risk of getting sick or taking the illness home to others.

Current outbreaks

Outbreak listings are updated daily from Monday to Friday.

If you are visiting a facility during an outbreak, consider taking certain precautions.

Facility / Unit Declared Organism Type
Albright Manor
5050 Hillside Dr., Lincoln
5 Southwest
February 7, 2023 Rhinovirus Respiratory
Linhaven Nursing Home
403 Ontario St., St. Catharines
Brock Unit
February 6, 2023 Unknown Respiratory
Niagara Health - Greater Niagara General Site
5546 Portage Rd., Niagara Falls
Unit C
February 2, 2023 COVID-19 Respiratory
Lincoln Park Retirement Residence
265 Main St. E., Grimsby
2nd Floor
January 29, 2023 COVID-19 Respiratory
Rapelje Lodge
277 Plymouth Rd., Welland
January 29, 2023 COVID-19 Respiratory
Niagara Health - Port Colborne General Site
250 Sugarloaf Rd., Port Colborne
January 28, 2023 COVID-19 Respiratory
R. H. Lawson Eventide Home
5050 Jepson St., Niagara Falls
3rd Floor North
January 23, 2023 COVID-19 Respiratory
Meadows of Dorchester, The
6623 Kalar Rd., Niagara Falls
Villa & Primrose
January 12, 2023 COVID-19,
Respiratory syncytial virus
Garden City Manor
168 Scott St., St. Catharines
Second Floor
January 11, 2023 COVID-19 Respiratory

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Precautions taken during an outbreak

For visitation in long-term care homes, retirement homes or hospitals, please follow-up with the specific health care facility for their visitation recommendations during outbreaks.

Ministry of Health guidance documents have been produced for a number of health sectors related to COVID-19. The documents are updated by the Ministry of Health as necessary.

Prevent the spread of infection

Niagara Region Public Health works with facilities and provide infection prevention and control best practices to manage outbreaks.

Watch the COVID-19 in Niagara outbreak management video.

For more information, call 905-688-8248 ext. 7330 or 1-888-505-6074 (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.).

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