COVID claims life of 5th person at Burlington’s Village of Tansley Woods long term home
Published July 20, 2021 at 4:38 pm
Another resident of Burlington’s Village of Tansley Woods Long Term Care Home has died from COVID-19.
Operated by Schlegel Villages, the local long term care residence has been dealing with an active COVID-19 outbreak that has now resulted in the death of five people and infected a total of 28.
An online post by Schlegel Villages on July 16 confirmed the latest death. According to management, there are currently six active cases.
“The team at The Village of Tansley Woods Long-Term Care Home and everyone supporting from across our organization is thinking of the loved ones of a resident there who had tested positive for COVID-19 and passed away last evening,” management said in the online statement.
“The challenge of managing the presence of the delta variant is complex and the team continues to work closely with Public Health to be sure they are following every protocol. While the outbreak remains contained to two neighbourhoods, and two additional residents and one team member have been resolved, unfortunately three additional residents have been confirmed positive.”
Schlegel said it is being “extremely careful” in protecting the health information and privacy of its residents and team members.
“But we can say that of all the people who have tested positive for COVID-19, bearing in mind that we do know the delta variant has been identified in this current outbreak, two residents and one team member were unvaccinated,” management said in the online statement.
A vaccine clinic will be held at The Village of Tansley Woods Long Term Care Home on Thursday.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies