kawarthaNOW has put together this list with information on the status of COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care facilities and retirement homes in the greater Kawarthas region.
This information is current as of May 6th and is based on data from the individual homes, local public health units, and the Ontario government.
New COVID-19 outbreaks have been declared at Caressant Care Lindsay and Maplewood Nursing Home in Brighton.
COVID-19 outbreaks are ongoing at Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon, Case Manor Care Community in Bobcaygeon, St. Joseph’s at Fleming in Peterborough, Extendicare Lakefield, Peterborough Retirement Residence, Hastings Manor in Belleville, and Moira Place in Tweed.
COVID-19 outbreaks that have been declared over are Empress Gardens Retirement Residence, St. John’s Centre in Peterborough, Adelaide Place in Lindsay, and Belmont Long Term Care Facility in Belleville.
More details for each outbreak are listed below:
Caressant Care Lindsay – Declared
A COVID-19 outbreak at Caressant Care Lindsay was declared on May 4th after one asymptomatic resident tested positive for COVID-19 following enhanced surveillance testing conducted on April 30th.
This individual is in a private room, but residents living in the same wing have been sharing a common dining room and share common areas such as halls.
All residents have now been isolated to their rooms and will receive meal tray service. More test results for this facility are still pending.
Caressant Care Lindsay is a 124-bed long-term care home.
Maplewood Nursing Home in Brighton – Declared
A COVID-19 outbreak at Maplewood Nursing Home was declared on May 4th after one symptomatic resident tested positive for COVID-19. The resident became symptomatic and was tested on May 1st with test results received on May 4th. There are 41 residents living in the home that consists of one floor with ward and semi-private rooms.
The facility has isolated the individual in a room by themselves. As well, tray service for resident meals has been implemented and staff have been using personal protective equipment and will now be limited to working in specified areas to help reduce any potential spread. Enhanced surveillance testing for Maplewood will take place.
Maplewood is a 49-bed long-term care home.
Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon – Ongoing
Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon, which experienced one of the first and largest COVID-19 outbreaks in Ontario and one in which 28 residents died, is “cautiously optimistic” that the outbreak will finally be declared over in the near future, according to an email from the home’s administrator Mary Carr on May 4th.
The majority of Pinecrest residents have now tested negative for COVID-19 twice, and the remaining residents were retested for their second time on May 4th.
Pinecrest Nursing Home is a 65-bed long-term care home.
Case Manor Care Community in Bobcaygeon – Ongoing
An outbreak was declared at the facility on April 26th after enhanced surveillance testing found six asymptomatic residents and six asymptomatic staff members had tested positive for COVID-19. All residents were isolated in their rooms, and they were monitored for signs and symptoms. As well, enhanced cleaning practices were implemented, staff were using personal protective equipment, and additional screening measures were put in place for staff members starting their shifts.
On May 1st, the Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit was notified that a lab error may have resulted in false-positive test results for the 12 individuals at Case Manor. The individuals were retested and the swabs sent to another lab. As of May 5th, the tests for five of the residents have returned as negative. The remaining test results have not been returned and so the outbreak has not been lifted pending those results.
Case Manor Care Community is a 96-bed long-term care home.
Adelaide Place in Lindsay – Rescinded
A COVID-19 outbreak declared at Adelaide Place Retirement Community in Lindsay on May 1st was lifted on May 5th.
The resident was a new addition and has been placed in strict isolation since arriving as per Ministry of Health guidelines. The resident is asymptomatic, has had no contact with any other residents, and has only had contact with staff members who are wearing full droplet/contact personal protective equipment.
The same day the Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit declared the outbreak, it was notified that a lab error may have resulted in the false-positive test result for the resident Adelaide Place. The resident was reswabbed and on May 5th the results were returned showing the resident does ot have COVID-19.
Adelaide Place is a 125-unit retirement home.
St. Joseph’s at Fleming in Peterborough – Ongoing
A COVID-19 outbreak was declared at St. Joseph’s at Fleming in Peterborough on March 21st.
One resident has tested positive for COVID-19. That resident is in Hilltop D and is being closely monitored.
The results for other residents who tested positive for COVID-19 were false positives due to a technical error at Bio-Test Laboratories in Ottawa. Those residents are now off isolation.
A resident who has since died had tested positive for COVID-19, but she was already in palliative care when she contracted COVID-19 and her death was not related to COVID-19.
St. Joseph’s at Fleming is a 200-bed long-term care home.
Extendicare Lakefield – Ongoing
A COVID-19 outbreak at Extendicare Lakefield was declared on April 26th.
According to data from the Ontario government, at least one staff member tested positive for COVID-19.
No other details are available.
Extendicare Lakefield is a 100-bed long-term care home.
Peterborough Retirement Residence – Ongoing
A COVID-19 outbreak at Peterborough Retirement Residence was declared on April 26th.
No other details are available.
Peterborough Retirement Residence is a 105-bed retirement home.
Empress Gardens Retirement Residence in Peterborough – Ended
Empress Gardens Retirement Residence in Peterborough is no longer in outbreak as of May 3rd.
A single resident had tested positive for COVID-19, but that result has been confirmed as a false positive. A technical error at Bio-Test Laboratories in Ottawa was the cause of the false positive test result.
Once the case was identified, all residents and all staff members were tested for COVID-19. While not all the results have been received, so far every result for residents and staff has been negative.
Empress Gardens Retirement Residence is an 87-bed retirement home.
St. John’s Centre in Peterborough – Ended
St. John’s Centre in Peterborough is no longer in outbreak as of May 3rd.
All staff members and tenants have tested negative for COVID-19 as of April 29th.
A part-time staff member had tested positive for COVID-19 earlier in April. That employee finished her shift on April 17th and was instructed to stay home on April 20th when she reported symptoms of COVID-19.
St. John’s Centre is a 102-unit retirement home.
Belmont Long Term Care Facility in Belleville – Ended
Belmont Long Term Care Facility in Belleville is no longer in outbreak as of May 4th.
A COVID-19 outbreak was declared at the home on April 28th. According to data supplied to the Ontario government, a total of 12 residents had tested positive for COVID-19.
However, on May 4th, Hastings Prince Edward Public Health declared the outbreak over on the basis that “evidence deemed insufficient.” No further details are available; it is possible that these tests results were false positive.
Belmont Long Term Care Facility is a 128-bed long-term care home.
Hastings Manor in Belleville – Ongoing
A COVID-19 outbreak was declared at Hastings Manor in Belleville on April 2nd, after two staff members tested positive for COVID-19.
A total of five staff members and 10 residents had tested positive for COVID-19 as of April 28th. Two residents who were COVID-19 positive have since passed away due to complications from the disease.
Hastings Manor is a 253-bed long-term care home operated by the County of Hastings.
Moira Place in Tweed – Ongoing
A respiratory outbreak at Moira Place in Tweed was first declared on April 16th and COIVD-19 was confirmed on April 22nd.
A single staff member tested positive for COVID-19 on April 22nd after coming into work on April 12th and failing screening. That person is recovering in self-isolation at home.
Once the positive test was identified, all residents and all staff members were tested for COVID-19.
As of May 1st, with 259 test results received, all resident tests have come back negative and most staff member results have been negative (a handful of test results are still to be received).
Moira Place is a 128-bed long-term care home.
This story has been updated with the most recent information available.