A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at Fairhaven in Peterborough as of Tuesday (September 15).
Lionel Towns, executive director of the municipal long-term care home at 881 Dutton Road in Peterborough, confirmed to kawarthaNOW that the facility has declared a COVID-19 outbreak after an employee tested positive for the disease.
Towns said that, due to the outbreak declaration, no visitors or leaves of absence are allowed.
Peterborough Public Health, which has since confirmed the positive test result and has also declared an outbreak at the facility, reports that the positive case was identified on Saturday (September 12).
In a media release, Towns states that Fairhaven is implementing the following measures, effective immediately:
- All residents and all staff members will be tested, including all residents in the home areas in which the employee worked.
- Peterborough Public Health will conduct contact tracing for the staff member who tested positive.
- The staff member who tested positive will not return to work at Fairhaven until 48 hours after they have had a negative test result.
- All general and caregiver visits will cease until the positive case is resolved.
- All leaves of absence will cease until the positive case is resolved.
This story has been updated with additional details from Peterborough Public Health and Fairhaven.