Wellington Terrace COVID-19 outbreak declared over

ABOYNE – A COVID-19 outbreak at the Wellington Terrace Long-Term Care Home has been declared over.

The announcement was included as part of Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health’s (WDGPH) outbreak bulletin on April 19.

Wellington County officials announced on April 6 that a Wellington Terrace employee tested positive for the virus two days earlier.

The employee experienced mild symptoms and was recovering in isolation at home, county officials stated, adding 12 additional employees were self-isolating at home for 14 days.

The April 19 WDGPH update notes that while the COVID-19 outbreak in the Terrace’s Maple Ridge unit is over, a general respiratory outbreak continues in the rest of the facility.

The public health bulletin includes the following outbreaks linked specifically to COVID-19:

  • Caressant Care, Fergus;
  • Headwaters Health Care Centre, Orangeville;
  • Homewood Health Centre, Guelph;
  • St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Guelph;
  • Norfolk Manor, Guelph;
  • Dufferin Oaks, Shelburne; and
  • Shelburne Residence.

As of April 20, there are 192 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the WDGPH region, with 54 resolved cases and 12 deaths.

In Wellington County there are 29 cases, nine resolved cases and two deaths.