COVID-19 outbreak declared at Caressant Care Fergus

FERGUS – Public health officials have declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Caressant Care in Fergus.

A Nov. 8 update on the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) website states there is one staff case at the long-term care facility.

The outbreak at Caressant Care in Fergus is one of four current outbreaks at facilities in the WDGPH region.

The others are:

  • Village of Riverside Glen (Williamsburg east and West) in Guelph, one staff case, declared on Nov. 6;
  • Avalon Care Centre in Orangeville (second floor), one staff case, declared on Nov. 5; and
  • Elliott Community in Guelph, two staff cases (one each in the facility’s long-term care and retirement home sections), declared on Nov. 1.

An outbreak is defined by public health officials as one or more confirmed cases of COVID-19.

An outbreak is declared over 14 days after symptoms began in the most recent case and when no other cases are suspect.