Port Hope, ON – The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (HKPR) District Health Unit declared that the COVID-19 outbreak on the upper level of Hyland Crest Long-Term Care has ended. There was a total of 13 residents who tested positive during the outbreak, which was declared on August 6.
“We deeply appreciate the hard work of our staff as they maintained and strengthened our important infection prevention and control measures, which has brought this outbreak to an end,” said Darlene Moore, temporary acting CEO of HHHS. “Our thanks also go out to residents and their loved ones who were impacted by the required changes to our visitor policy during the outbreak.”
Both levels of the home have re-opened admissions, and general visitors and outdoor visits have resumed. Outings from the home have also resumed.
Staff will continue to follow infection prevention and control measures including mandatory masking in all resident care areas, mandatory vaccination, regular surveillance testing, and active screening before entry into all facilities.