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

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

Facility / Unit Declared Organism Type
Valley Park Lodge
6400 Valleyway Dr., Niagara Falls
Secord Wing
905-358-3277
September 22, 2020 Unknown Gastroenteritis
Pioneer Elder Care
180 Lakeshore Rd., St. Catharines
Entire Facility
289-362-2521
September 22, 2020 COVID-19 Respiratory
Deer Park Villa
150 Central Ave., Grimsby
Entire Facility
905-945-4164
September 17, 2020 COVID-19 Respiratory
United Mennonite Home
4024 Twenty-Third St., Lincoln
Entire Facility
905-562-7385
September 13, 2020 Rhinovirus 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.

Follow these steps to help stop the spread of infection.

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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