press release

COVID-19 Outbreaks Declared at Two Long-Term Care Homes

Point Edward, ON – Lambton Public Health (LPH) is investigating an outbreak at Afton Park Place and Lambton Meadowview Villa, both declared on Friday January 1. LPH received the laboratory-confirmed positive COVID-19 test results for one staff member at Afton Park Place Long Term Care Community in Sarnia and two staff members at Lambton Meadowview Villa Long Term Care Home in Petrolia.

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 Kevin Churchill, Manager of Family Health for Lambton Public Health. “LPH is continuing to conduct case and contact management as part of the investigation.” Testing of all residents is underway and staff testing is ongoing.

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.

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