Worker at Wellington Terrace tests positive for COVID-19

ABOYNE – An employee at the Wellington Terrace Long-Term Care Home here has tested positive for COVID-19.

The county announced on April 6 that the employee tested positive two days earlier.

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

“Wellington Terrace follows extensive infection control processes that are aligned with Ministry of Health directives and are guided by Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH),” said Warden Kelly Linton.

“We will continue to work closely with public health and take vigilant measures to protect both our residents and staff. We all are sending the infected staff member our best wishes for an expedient recovery.”

County officials say Wellington Terrace staff is working closely with WDGPH to limit further transmission of the virus and all families of Wellington Terrace residents have been notified of the situation.

Respiratory outbreak control measures have been put in place, all staff are wearing full personal protective equipment and all residents and staff are screened twice a day for signs of respiratory infection, officials added.

“Any resident or staff member that shows even the slightest evidence of a health change is immediately tested for COVID-19,” said Suzanne Schwartzentruber, home administrator

“Residents and staff who have been tested remain in isolation until their test results are known. At this time, we have not had any positive cases of COVID-19 in our resident population.”

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