Date: February, 2022
Providence Manor COVID-19 Outbreak on Sydenham 5 Declared Over
A COVID-19 outbreak declared on Sydenham 5, a resident home area at Providence Manor, is now over. The outbreak was originally declared on Jan. 10, after three residents tested positive for the virus.
All 29 residents who live on Sydenham 5 were placed on contact and aerosol precautions, monitored closely for symptoms and tested for the virus multiple times throughout the outbreak. All test results are now negative.
Staff members participated in on-going surveillance testing for the duration of the outbreak. All recent results are negative.
Providence Care, along with Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health, declared the outbreak over on Feb. 2. All residents at the long-term care home and their loved ones have been alerted.
All restrictions as a result of the outbreak have now been lifted. The following safety measures remain in place at Providence Manor:
- All staff members are actively screened daily for COVID-19 symptoms. They must also wear appropriate personal protective equipment, practice physical distancing and good hand hygiene.
- All staff members, essential caregivers and designated care partners must participate in COVID-19 surveillance testing every other day. Essential visitors (those visiting critically ill or residents at end-of-life) must be tested upon entry to the home.
- Only essential caregivers, designated care partners and essential visitors are permitted to enter Providence Manor. General visitors are not permitted at this time.
- All visitors must pass screening. If they do not pass screening, they will not be permitted to enter. Individuals who pass screening must wear a mask at all times for the duration of their visit.
- As per a Ministry of Long-Term Care directive, all essential visitors who are not fully vaccinated must participate in mandatory on-site COVID-19 surveillance testing. Proof of vaccination is required upon entry for essential caregivers and designated care partners.
Providence Care is actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation in the region to ensure our current protective measures at all sites continue to keep the people we serve, staff and physicians safe. Measures will be enhanced if needed. Please visit providencecare.ca for up-to-date information on visiting protocols and current protective measures in place.
- A COVID-19 outbreak originally declared on Jan. 10 on Sydenham 5, a resident home area at Providence Manor, was declared over on Feb. 2. All restrictions as a result of the outbreak have been lifted.
- All 29 residents who live on Sydenham 5 were placed on contact and aerosol precautions, monitored closely for symptoms and tested for the virus multiple times throughout the outbreak. All test results are now negative.
- Staff members participated in on-going surveillance testing for the duration of the outbreak. All recent results are negative.
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, and more than 20 community based support and mental health services across the region. To find out more about Providence Care, visit ProvidenceCare.ca or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.