The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (HKPR) District Health Unit has ended the COVID-19 outbreak on the lower level of the Hyland Crest Long-Term Care Home. A total of 17 residents and 5 staff were affected during the outbreak, which was declared on December 16.
Regular activities for Hyland Crest home will now resume, including receiving new admissions, allowing general visitors, allowing volunteers to enter the home and scheduling outings for residents.
“We are so grateful for the efforts of the staff at Hyland Crest, as well as our Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) team, in bringing this outbreak to an end,” said Carolyn Plummer, President & CEO of Haliburton Highlands Health Services. “We also appreciate the understanding and cooperation of residents and their families throughout the outbreak.”
Staff will continue to follow Infection Prevention and Control measures at Hyland Crest Long-Term Care home including mandatory masking in all resident care areas, mandatory vaccination (of staff, essential caregivers, and other workers), and regular surveillance testing before entry into HHHS long-term care homes.