Stratford area long-term care home confirms COVID-19 case

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A long term care home in the Stratford area has a COVID-19 case.

The Chief Medical Officer for Revera, Dr. Rhonda Collins, confirmed that a resident tested positive at Hillside Manor Long Term Care Home.

Dr. Collins added one other resident with symptoms tested negative and they are waiting on the test results for a third resident.

The resident who has tested positive, and the resident who is awaiting test results, are in isolation. And any residents who have been in close contact with them are also in isolation.

Residents in isolation stay in their room and are fed their meals in their room on overbed trays.

Recreation programming has been cancelled in order to promote physical distancing and they are bringing in extra staffing resources to support the outbreak response.

In a release from Revera back on March 5, the company stated it started pre-pandemic planning in late February.