COVID-19 outbreak declared at Shelburne home

GUELPH – Public health officials have declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Dufferin Oaks Long-Term Care home in Shelburne.

An Oct. 16 press release from Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) stated one staff member at the Shelburne home has tested positive for the coronavirus.

The Dufferin Oaks outbreak is one of two current outbreaks in the WDGPH region.

On Oct. 13 public health announced one staff member at the Village of Arbour Trails home in Guelph (Becker and Williamsburg Units) had tested positive for the coronavirus.

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.

Dufferin Oaks had an outbreak during the first wave of COVID-19 that affected four residents and six staff, including two deaths.

Village of Arbour Trails also had an outbreak in the first wave, affecting one staff member.