One Staff Member Tests Positive For COVID-19 At The Pines Long Term Care

Posted: 2020-08-31 15:16:16 By: thebay

The District of Muskoka is reporting that one staff member at the Pines Long-Term Care Home tested positive for COVID-19 last week. The staff member is recovering at home with mild symptoms and is self-isolating for a 14-day period.

Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health has issued a directive that The Pines must consider a single, laboratory confirmed case of COVID-19 in a staff member as a confirmed respiratory outbreak in the home.

The District’s Norm Barrette, Commissioner of Health Services says they testing all residents and staff. “For the time being, it is necessary to suspend all resident visits until the results of the resident and staff testing are received.  The outcome of this week’s testing will be provided as soon as available,” he said.

District Chair John Klinck says “The District is working closely with the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit throughout this time to ensure the safety of all residents, family members and our staff.”

Updates will be provided when they are available.