There is a COVID-19 outbreak in the In-Patient department of the Haliburton Hospital.
Five patients and two staff have come down with the virus and are now isolating as are anyone who may have come into contact with the confirmed cases.
The In-Patient department is now closed to any further admissions with visitors restricted to only patients receiving end of life care. Volunteers are also restricted from entering the department.
The Haliburton Hospital’s emergency department remains open and anyone in need of emergency care should not hesitate to seek medical assistance at the emergency department.
The Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) department of Haliburton Highlands Health Services declared the outbreak on Monday. All IPAC health measures remain in place include full Personal Protective Equipment and mandatory masking in all patient care areas, mandatory vaccination, and active screening for symptoms of COVID-19. Enhanced cleaning will now also be conducted in the Inpatient Department and staff will continue to monitor themselves for symptoms.