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Staff member tests positive at Wellington Terrace Long Term Care Home

Employee with mild symptoms tested positive on Saturday, 12 more self-isolating
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Wellington Terrace is a long-term care home located between Fergus and Elora. Keegan Kozolanka/GuelphToday file photo

NEWS RELEASE

COUNTY OF WELLINGTON

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On Saturday, an employee at Wellington Terrace Long Term Care Home in Aboyne tested positive for COVID-19. The employee is experiencing mild symptoms and is recovering in isolation at home. County officials and Wellington Terrace staff immediately responded to the situation with the direction of Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health to limit further transmission of the virus. 

Wellington Terrace began working closely with Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health to contact any employees that may have been in close contact with this staff member. As a result of this investigation, 12 additional staff members are now self-isolating at home for 14 days. All families of Wellington Terrace residents have been notified of the situation. 

“Wellington Terrace follows extensive infection control processes that are aligned with Ministry of Health directives and are guided by Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health,” said Warden Kelly Linton. “We will continue to work closely with Public Health and take vigilant measures to protect both our residents and staff. We all are sending the infected staff member our best wishes for an expedient recovery.” 

Respiratory outbreak control measures have been put in place. All staff are wearing full personal protective equipment. All residents and staff are screened twice a day for signs of respiratory infection. 

“Any resident or staff member that shows even the slightest evidence of a health change is immediately tested for COVID-19,” said Suzanne Schwartzentruber, Administrator for Wellington Terrace Long Term Care Home. “Residents and staff who have been tested remain in isolation until their test results are known. At this time, we have not had any positive cases of COVID-19 in our resident population.” 

For the most updated information, please visit: www.wellington.ca or check our social media platforms. For additional information on COVID-19, please visit www.wdgpublichealth.ca.

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