State of emergency: COVID-19 in Niagara

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
Linhaven Nursing Home
403 Ontario St., St. Catharines
Entire Facility
905-934-3364
April 6, 2020 Unknown Respiratory
Shalom Manor
12 Bartlett Ave., Grimsby
Sunrise Unit
905-945-9631
April 3, 2020 COVID-19 Respiratory
Albright Manor
5050 Hillside Dr., Lincoln
2nd and 3rd Floor
905-563-8253
April 3, 2020 COVID-19 Respiratory
Henley House, The
20 Ernest St., St. Catharines
Entire Facility
905-937-9703
April 2, 2020 Unknown Respiratory
Royal Rose Place
635 Prince Charles Dr., Welland
Entire Facility
289-480-0400
March 31, 2020 COVID-19 Respiratory
Garden City Manor
168 Scott St., St. Catharines
Entire Facility
905-934-3321
March 30, 2020 Human Coronaviruses
Note: This is not the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
Respiratory
Lundy Manor
7860 Lundys Ln., Niagara Falls
Entire Facility
905-356-1511
March 30, 2020 COVID-19 Respiratory
Rapelje Lodge
277 Plymouth Rd., Welland
Entire Facility
905-714-7428
March 29, 2020 COVID-19 Respiratory
Seasons Welland
163 First Ave., Welland
Entire Facility
905-735-5333
March 27, 2020 COVID-19 Respiratory
NHS - WCGS - ECU-ILTC
65 Third St., Welland
Whole Facility
905-732-6111
March 26, 2020 Unknown Respiratory
United Mennonite Home
4024 Twenty-Third St., Lincoln
Harbour/Meadow/Garden Units
905-562-7385
March 24, 2020 Human Coronaviruses
Note: This is not the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
Respiratory
Crescent Park Lodge
4 Hagey Ave., Fort Erie
Entire Home
905-871-8330
March 16, 2020 Human Coronaviruses,
Rhinovirus
Note: This is not the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
Respiratory
Eventide Home
5050 Jepson St., Niagara Falls
Whole Facility
905-356-1221
March 14, 2020 Unknown Gastroenteritis

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Precautions Taken During an Outbreak

When a health care facility has an outbreak, the following measures are put into place to help decrease the spread of illness:

  • Keeping sick residents in their rooms
  • Keeping residents that are not sick on their own units
  • No group activities
  • Increased housekeeping on the unit or throughout the facility
  • Limiting visitors
  • Visitors to visit only their family member(s)

Visiting a Health Care Facility During an Outbreak

  • Do not visit if you are ill
  • Check in at the reception or front desk upon arrival
  • Clean your hands before entering and exiting the building and before and after visiting
  • Visit only your family member
  • Limit foods that you bring into a facility for your family members to eat, spoiled food can cause illness
  • Adhere to all infection control measures provided to you by the facility
  • Make sure your routine vaccinations are up to date
  • Everyone in the family should get their flu shot every year. If you are protected from the flu you cannot pass it on to loved ones.

Prevent the Spread of Infection

We work with facilities and provide infection prevention and control best practices to prevent outbreaks.

Follow these steps to help stop the spread of the 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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