October 7, 2020- Updated Fairhaven COVID-19 Family Communication
September 30, 2020 – Updated COVID-19 Family Communication
The following is a quick update on the status of our COVID-19 outbreak at Fairhaven:
- There remains only one staff member that is COVID-19 positive
- No evidence of transmission within the home has been noted
- All Residents and staff on Westview 4 have been tested and today, September 30th, our bi-monthly, home-wide staff testing took place
- 148 specimens were sent today for processing for a two-day total of 247
- We will continue to swab for the rest of the week.
September 29, 2020 – Updated COVID-19 Family Communication
Update on outbreak declared on Monday, September 28, 2020
Yesterday morning at 0845 our outbreak was declared over
Approximately 15 minutes later we received word of a positive COVID-19 test in a staff member (unrelated to the most recent outbreak)
We are now in a second outbreak; the two outbreaks are unrelated
We have declared the outbreak on WV4 only. This means that all residents and staff who have worked in WV4 since the 15th of September will be tested for COVID-19 as part of the outbreak. ALL staff who have worked in WV4 between the dates of Sept 15-24, 2020 are strongly encouraged to be tested as soon as possible.
There is no evidence of transmission within the home and there have been no high-risk contacts identified.
We will continue with Surveillance Testing for the rest of the staff as planned on Wednesday, September 30th, of this week
We will continue to limit essential visitors only to those residents who are receiving end of life care as our local and provincial numbers climb.
September 28, 2020 – Updated COVID-19 Family Communication
This morning, the COVID-19 outbreak at Fairhaven was declared over. Approximately 15 minutes later, a staff test result was received by Peterborough Public Health (PPH) that was eventually declared to be a true positive case. As it only takes one positive result to be considered in a COVID-19 outbreak, we are now back into that category. We share in the disappointment of family and Residents and will pass on more information after PPH continues their preliminary work on the case.
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