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Health Care Facility Outbreaks

When a higher-than-average number of people who live and work in a health care facility are sick with similar symptoms. Visitors entering may be at risk of getting sick or taking the illness home to others.

Current Outbreaks

If you are visiting a facility during an outbreak, consider taking certain precautions.

Facility / Unit Declared Organism Type
Shalom Manor
12 Bartlett Ave., Grimsby
Sunrise Court Unit and Terraceview
905-945-9631
October 15, 2021 Unknown Respiratory
Foyer Richelieu
655 Tanguay Ave., Welland
South and West Units
905-734-1400
October 9, 2021 Unknown Gastroenteritis
Heidehof Home for the Aged
600 Lake St., St. Catharines
2nd floor
905-935-3344
October 4, 2021 COVID-19 Respiratory
Maple Park Lodge
6 Hagey Ave., Fort Erie
Entire Facility
905-994-0224
September 29, 2021 COVID-19 Respiratory

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Precautions Taken During an Outbreak

For visitation in long-term care homes, retirement homes or hospitals, please follow-up with the specific health care facility for their visitation recommendations during outbreaks.

Ministry of Health guidance documents have been produced for a number of health sectors related to COVID-19. The documents are updated by the Ministry of Health as necessary.

Prevent the Spread of Infection

Niagara Region Public Health works with facilities and provide infection prevention and control best practices to manage outbreaks.

Watch the COVID-19 in Niagara outbreak management video.

Follow these steps to help stop the spread of infection.

For more information, call 905-688-8248 ext. 7330 or 1-888-505-6074 (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.).

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