Point Edward, ON – Lambton Public Health (LPH) is investigating an outbreak at North Lambton Lodge and Village on the St. Clair, both declared on Thursday December 31. LPH received the laboratory-confirmed positive COVID-19 test results for one resident at North Lambton Lodge Long Term Care facility and two staff at Village on the St. Clair Retirement Home.
A long-term care or other communal living setting outbreak is declared facility wide when there is one or more lab-confirmed COVID-19 case in a staff member or resident, and possible exposure to others in the setting has occurred.
“The individuals who tested positive have been notified of their results,” states Lori Lucas, Supervisor of Health Protection for Lambton Public Health. “LPH is continuing to conduct case and contact management as part of the investigation.”
LPH will continue to monitor the situation and work with the stakeholders involved to limit further transmission in the setting and the broader community. No additional details will be provided at this time based on the current needs of the investigation. All individuals impacted have been notified.
This news release has been issued to provide public notification of the outbreak. During standard operating hours, notification is supported through our website dashboard and detailed reports, unless the outbreak investigations require additional information sharing.
We all have a role to play to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. Limit all non-essential social activities and stay home if you are sick. If Lambton Public Health contacts you, be honest and understand that isolating close contacts is critical to slowing the spread of COVID-19.
To learn more about public health’s COVID-19 response in Lambton County visit LambtonPublicHealth.ca.