Wellington Terrace Neighbourhood in Outbreak After Essential Caregiver Tests Positive for COVID-19

Posted On Thursday February 25, 2021

ABOYNE, ON – Last night, Wellington Terrace Long Term Care Home was informed by Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH), that an essential caregiver for a resident in the Maple Ridge neighbourhood tested positive for COVID-19.

The individual was last in the building on February 21, is asymptomatic, and in isolation at home. The resident visited by the infected individual is in isolation. All infection control protocols were followed during the recent visit.

Wellington Terrace staff immediately responded to the situation with direction from WDGPH to limit further transmission of the virus. Due to the COVID-19 variant circulating in our community, WDGPH is treating all potential exposures as high risk and has put the Maple Ridge neighbourhood in outbreak status for 2 weeks. Families of Wellington Terrace residents have notified of the situation.

Wellington Terrace will continue to follow extensive infection control processes that follow Ministry of Health directives and are guided by WDGPH.

Wellington Terrace employees are tested every 7 days as per Ministry of Health directives. Any resident or employee that shows even the slightest evidence of a health change is immediately tested for COVID-19. Essential caregivers are required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test result within the last 7 days.

Wellington Terrace residents wanting to be vaccinated have received their second dose for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

To date, there has not been any COVID-19 positive cases in the resident population at Wellington Terrace.

For additional information on COVID-19, please visit www.wdgpublichealth.ca.


Media Contact:
Andrea Ravensdale, Communications Manager
T 519.837.2600 x 2320
E andrear@wellington.ca

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