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
Crescent Park Lodge
4 Hagey Ave., Fort Erie
Entire Facility
June 18, 2020 COVID-19 Respiratory
Garden City Manor
168 Scott St., St. Catharines
Entire Facility
June 3, 2020 COVID-19 Respiratory

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Precautions Taken During an Outbreak

As health care facilities are now closed to visitors, accommodation should be considered for essential visitors who are visiting very ill or palliative residents, or those who are performing essential support care services for the resident. These measures means essential visitors:

  • Must be screened on entry for illness including temperature checks and not admitted if they show any symptoms
  • Should be limited to one person at a time for a resident
  • Must only visit the one resident they are intending to visit and no other residents

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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