HPHA declares COVID-19 outbreak at local hospital

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The Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance (HPHA) has declared an outbreak of COVID-19 on the Inpatient Unit at its St. Marys Memorial Hospital site.

The unit is now closed to admissions until further notice.

Huron Perth Public Health is working in collaboration with HPHA and patients, family/caregivers and team members affected by the outbreak are in the process of being notified. 

Necessary contact tracing and testing for individuals on the unit are also taking place.

Family and Caregiver Presence on the Unit, including outdoor visits, has been restricted. The only exception is for palliative patients at end of life.