Outbreak declared at Wellington Terrace long-term care home after caregiver tests positive for COVID-19

Nasal swabs in test tubes. File photo courtesy of © Can Stock Photo / ayo88.

An outbreak has been declared at the Wellington Terrace long-term care home in Fergus after a caregiver tested positive for COVID-19.

In a release on February 25th, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health declared a COVID-19 outbreak after an essential caregiver for a resident in the Maple Ridge neighbourhood tested positive for COVID-19. The caregiver in question was last in the building on February 21st, is asymptomatic and is isolating at home. The resident that is cared for by the individual is also in isolation. Wellington Terrace employees are tested every 7 days as per Ministry of Health directives.

Staff at Wellington Terrace will continue to follow infection control procedures. All Wellington Terrace residents wanting to be vaccinated have received their second dose for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. So far, there has not been any positive cases in the resident population at Wellington Terrace during the pandemic.