COVID-19 outbreak declared at Hyland Crest Long-Term Care Home in Minden

With 3 confirmed resident cases and 7 residents isolated, home is closed to further admissions and general visitors

Hyland Crest is a 62-bed long-term care home located at 6 McPherson Street in Minden. (Photo: Google Maps)
Hyland Crest is a 62-bed long-term care home located at 6 McPherson Street in Minden. (Photo: Google Maps)

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Hyland Crest in Minden, a 62-bed long-term care home operated by Haliburton Highlands Health Services.

The outbreak at the home at 6 McPherson Street was declared on Saturday (August 6) on the facility’s upper level, with three confirmed resident cases currently associated with the outbreak.

As a result of the outbreak, seven residents have been isolated and both levels of the home are now closed to any further admissions and general visitors. Essential caregivers may continue to visit.

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All outings will also be cancelled unless they are for a medical appointment. In addition, volunteers will continue to be restricted from entering the home at this time.

A media release from Haliburton Highlands Health Services states the organization will continue to maintain important infection prevention and control measures, including mandatory masking in all resident care areas, mandatory vaccination, regular surveillance testing, active screening before entry into all facilities, and enhanced cleaning at Hyland Crest Long-Term Care.

Services in the adjacent Minden Hospital are unaffected by the outbreak.