COVID-19 outbreak declared at Guelph retirement home

GUELPH – Public health officials have declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Village of Arbour Trails Retirement Home.

A Oct. 13 press release from Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) stated one staff member at the Guelph home has tested positive for the coronavirus.

The Village of Arbour Trails outbreak, in the home’s Becker and Williamsburg Units, is the only current outbreak in long-term care homes, retirement homes and hospitals in the WDGPH region.

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.