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COVID institutional outbreak reported at Village of Riverside Glen

Public Health says eight staff members have the virus

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health has reported an outbreak of COVID-19 at The Village of Riverside Glen retirement and long-term care facility on Woodlawn Road.

A report issued early Friday afternoon says eight staff members at the facility have been confirmed as having the virus.

The numbers are valid as of 10:30 a.m. Friday morning.

The number reflects only lab-confirmed cases.

Earlier in the day the latest figures showed six new cases in Guelph.

Public Health defines an outbreak as "one or more confirmed cases of COVID-19 within a facility (long-term care home, retirement home or hospital). Outbreaks confined only to sections or wings of these facilities will be identified where applicable. The date an outbreak is declared is the date the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was identified. An outbreak is declared over 14 days after symptoms began in the most recent case and when no other cases are suspect. Confirmed cases in staff of these facilities only include those that reside in the WDG area."