McCormick Care Group – COVID-19 Update #2
Friday, January 7, 2022
This is a second McCormick Care Group update for Friday, January 07, 2022
I am pleased to report that all resident and staff PCR tests on Willow Ridge from the last two days have returned with negative results for COVID-19 and other respiratory pathogens. Residents who are not experiencing cold symptoms will be released from isolation. While Willow Ridge will not officially be in outbreak status, we will continue to monitor this home area very closely, and take direction from the health unit. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.
I am pleased to report that all resident PCR tests from January 5, 2022 have returned with negative results. We are waiting on direction from the health unit as to the outbreak status in Memory Lane. We are still waiting on a few staff results. Unfortunately one staff member has tested positive. The health unit is reviewing the situation and will provide its guidance on next steps as soon as possible.
We continue to see positive rapid antigen tests for staff and caregivers entering the home. Given the current uncertainty, we ask for your continued diligence in following all public health measures including masking, physical distancing and hand hygiene.