COVID-19 outbreak at Perth County retirement home

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Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) has confirmed that there are three positive cases of COVID-19 in residents at Cedarcroft Place Retirement Home in Stratford.

The confirmed cases are symptomatic and in isolation.  Public Health is conducting contact tracing and providing support to the facility to help control the outbreak

Cedarcroft continues to implement required COVID-19 measures and is communicating with residents, families and staff. Further tests are pending on staff and residents.

These are the first confirmed cases in residents at a retirement home in Huron Perth.

“This outbreak is a serious reminder that COVID-19 is still here in Huron and Perth despite our relatively low case numbers over the past month,” says Dr. Miriam Klassen, Medical Officer of Health. “Seniors are a vulnerable population and are more likely to experience severe symptoms of COVID-19. We as a community must do all we can to protect our vulnerable residents. I urge everyone to continue following public health guidance to protect each other’s health.”

“We understand the seriousness of COVID-19 and the impacts it can have,” says Dan Vito, Executive Director of Cedarcroft. “We are working closely with the health unit to make sure all precautions are being taken to protect the health of our residents, their families, and our valued staff.”

Huron and Perth residents are being reminded to continue to practice good hand hygiene, maintain physical distancing, wear a face covering, stay at home if you are sick and download the COVID-19 Alert mobile app.

“We continue to be appreciate the support of our community and grateful to the people who care for our higher risk populations during this challenging time,” says Dr. Klassen.

With today three new cases, there are now four active cases in Huron and Perth.