Date: July 18, 2022
COVID-19 Outbreak Declared on Sydenham 3 at Providence Manor
Providence Care has declared a COVID-19 outbreak on Sydenham 3, a resident home area at Providence Manor, after four residents tested positive for the virus.
Sydenham 3 is under quarantine and all residents have been placed on contact and aerosol precautions.
The outbreak will be in place for a minimum of 10 days, during which time residents will be closely monitored for symptoms of COVID-19 and tested where indicated.
Providence Care has alerted Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health about the positive cases and is working closely with teams there. An investigation is also underway to determine how the residents contracted the virus.
Providence Care has also reached out to all residents and their loved ones at the long-term care home to inform them about the outbreak.
For confidentiality reasons Providence Care is not able to share any identifiable or additional information about the cases.
To help limit the spread of infection, the resident home area has implemented several additional measures including:
- Sydenham 3 is closed to admissions.
- General visitors are temporarily prohibited on Sydenham 3. Residents or their substitute decision makers must identify one designated care partner or essential caregiver who is permitted to visit for the duration of the outbreak. Two essential visitors (those with a loved one who is critically ill or nearing end-of-life) may visit at this time.
- Registered visitors must conduct a rapid antigen test, get a negative test result before they enter the home and wear appropriate personal protective equipment for the duration of their visit.
- Care teams are closely monitoring all Providence Manor residents to identify potential cases early.
- Continue actively screening staff for COVID-19 symptoms. Staff must also wear appropriate personal protective equipment, practice physical distancing and good hand hygiene.
- Extra cleaning of all high touch surfaces and common areas.
- All general, essential caregivers and designated care partners, regardless of vaccination status, must participate in mandatory on-site COVID-19 surveillance testing as per a Ministry of Long-Term Care directive.
Even with the province easing public health measures, COVID-19 protective measures remain in place at all Providence Care sites. We will continue to review safety measures on an ongoing basis to ensure our staff and the people we serve stay protected.
Current safety measures include:
- Reducing visitors
- Passing screening
- Wearing a mask
- Unvaccinated individuals must perform a rapid antigen test and test negative to enter (exceptions apply)
Please visit providencecare.ca for up-to-date information about COVID-19 protective measures in place at all sites.
The COVID-19 outbreak on Parkside 2 Pods A and B at Providence Care Hospital continues and has been extended to include Pod C after an additional patient tested positive for the virus. The entire unit is now on outbreak. Click here for a complete list of Providence Care sites currently under a COVID-19 watch or outbreak.
- A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared on Sydenham 3, a resident home area at Providence Manor, after four residents tested positive.
- Sydenham 3 is under quarantine and all residents have been placed on contact and aerosol precautions.
- The outbreak will be in place for a minimum of 10 days, during which time residents will be closely monitored for symptoms of COVID-19 and tested where indicated.
- COVID-19 protective measures, including reducing visitors, screening, masking, and rapid antigen testing for unvaccinated individuals remain in place at all Providence Care sites.
About Providence Care:
Providence Care is Southeastern Ontario’s leading provider of specialized care in aging, mental health and rehabilitation. The organization consists of Providence Care Hospital, Providence Transitional Care Centre, Providence Manor long-term care home, Hospice Kingston, and more than 15 community based mental health and support services across the region. To find out more about Providence Care, visit ProvidenceCare.ca or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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