Cedarcroft residents to be moved to help manage COVID-19 outbreak

Cedarcroft Place Retirement Residence located on 260 Church St, Stratford. (Capture via Google Maps)

Cedarcroft Place Retirement Residence in Stratford will begin to move some residents to local hospitals in an effort to manage the COVID-19 outbreak declared.

To date, 36 residents, and 16 staff members at Cedarcroft Place have fallen ill. President and CEO of Huron Perth Health Alliance (HPHA), Andrew Williams said it’s been a challenge to get enough staff into the home to provide the level of care needed. “While the staff from Cedarcroft, HPHA, and the LHIN (Local Health Integration Network) have been phenomenal over the past few days, we need to reduce the number of residents in the facility and ensure enough staffing for those who remain. We’ve also been well supported by HPPH and EMS.”

The health unit said it is working closely with partners on the moving plan, including which residents will be moved. Affected residents and families will be contacted by the retirement home when more details become available.