Outbreak to be declared over at Palmerston nursing home

GUELPH – Public health officials are expected to declare that a COVID-19 outbreak is over at the Royal Terrace Long-Term and Residential Care facility in Palmerston.

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) spokesperson Danny Williamson confirmed the outbreak is to be declared over at the end of the day on Nov. 27.

The outbreak, declared on Nov. 22, involved one staff case at the home.

Other current outbreaks in the WDGPH region include:

  • Birmingham Retirement Community in Mount Forest, one staff case, declared on Nov. 19;
  • Village of Riverside Glen (Eramosa wing) in Guelph, one resident case, declared on Nov. 19.
  • Stone Lodge Retirement Residence in Guelph, one resident case and two staff cases, declared on Nov. 18; and
  • Caressant Care in Arthur, one staff case, declared on Nov. 12.

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.