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.
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|
United Mennonite Home
4024 Twenty-Third St., Lincoln
|June 5, 2023||Rhinovirus||Respiratory|
Crescent Park Lodge
4 Hagey Ave., Fort Erie
|June 3, 2023||Unknown||Gastroenteritis|
Heidehof Home for the Aged
600 Lake St., St. Catharines
|May 12, 2023||COVID-19||Respiratory|
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.).