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.
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
|September 22, 2020||Unknown||Gastroenteritis|
Pioneer Elder Care
180 Lakeshore Rd., St. Catharines
|September 22, 2020||COVID-19||Respiratory|
Deer Park Villa
150 Central Ave., Grimsby
|September 17, 2020||COVID-19||Respiratory|
United Mennonite Home
4024 Twenty-Third St., Lincoln
|September 13, 2020||Rhinovirus||Respiratory|
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.
Niagara Region Public Health works with facilities and provide infection prevention and control best practices to manage outbreaks.
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.).