After reporting weekly about staff and residents with COVID, executive director Chris Poos of Niagara Long Term Care is “thrilled to share that the outbreak at Niagara Long Term Care has been declared over by Public Health.”
He continues, “we are so thankful for our hardworking dedicated staff and extremely appreciative of our families who were understanding every step of the way as we navigated this COVID-19 outbreak.”
The Wellington Street home will be reopened slowly, he says, “with the safety of our residents, their families and our staff top of mind.”
Many of the safety practices will remain in place, including mask and face shields for staff, daily rapid testing for staff, in-unit dining with limited capacity at tables, cohorting of residents, and cohorting of staff to specific home areas.
“We look forward to expanding the number of designated caregivers for our residents and opening up the home back up to general visitors, following the Ministry of Long Term Care and provincial guidelines,” says Poos.