New COVID-19 outbreak at Oakville retirement home

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Published January 14, 2022 at 4:15 pm

There has been another COVID-19 outbreak in an Oakville retirement home.

Halton Region is dealing with an outbreak of at least four infections at The Kensington Retirement Home in Oakville.

The outbreak was released by Halton health officials on Friday (Jan. 14).

The local retirement home has had six reported outbreaks since the beginning of the pandemic.

It was almost a year ago on Jan. 21 that The Kensington Retirement Home received confirmation that 14 residents and three staff members had tested positive for COVID-19.

Revera, which owns and operates numerous retirement homes throughout Canada, including Kensington, released this statement regarding previous outbreaks.

“We continue to work closely with Halton Public Health officials and are following our pandemic outbreak protocols and infection control practices,” said Dr. Rhonda Collins, Chief Medical Officer, Revera. “Residents are isolated in their rooms and monitored for symptoms twice daily.

“All staff are screened at the beginning and end of their shifts and are required to wear a surgical mask and eye protection in the residence at all times. We are doing enhanced cleaning at The Kensington, disinfecting high touch surfaces like handrails and doors, resident rooms, common areas and staff rooms frequently.”

Revera says it is continuing to do everything it can to keep its residents and employees safe they work to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at their retirement residences and long term care homes.

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