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COVID-19 Update December 9 2020

McCormick Care Group – COVID-19 Update

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

This is a McCormick Care Group – COVID-19 Update for Wednesday, December 9, 2020.

Further to our last update, we are still awaiting the results of the second COVID-19 test being performed for the resident on Evergreen Walk.  I have contacted the lab and have been informed the results could take anywhere from 24 to 48 hours, due to increased pressures on lab capacity with the recent designation of Orange-Restrict in our region.  As soon as we receive the results, an update will be provided.

All residents in the home were tested today, as were 95% of our staff.  The remainder of our staff will be tested tomorrow.

We continue to work closely with the Middlesex-London Health Unit, who declared an outbreak at the home on Tuesday, December 8.  An outbreak is declared at an institution if there is one (or more) laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in a resident or staff member.

We have a measured plan to respond to outbreaks, and our staff have been trained to manage quickly and effectively in these circumstances.

Please be assured that we place the highest priority on keeping our residents and staff members safe and are taking all necessary measures to prevent further infections.

Thank you,

Tanya Pol