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Health Care Facility Outbreaks

When a higher-than-average number of people who live and work in a health care facility are sick with similar symptoms. Visitors entering may be at risk of getting sick or taking the illness home to others.

Current outbreaks

Outbreak listings are updated daily from Monday to Friday.

If you are visiting a facility during an outbreak, consider taking certain precautions.

Facility / Unit Declared Organism Type
Royal Rose Place
635 Prince Charles Dr., Welland
Colborne and Robinson
July 4, 2022 COVID-19 Respiratory
Niagara Health - Welland County General Site
65 Third St., Welland
WS-4th Floor- Surgical Side
July 2, 2022 COVID-19 Respiratory
St. Charles Retirement Village
30 Nova Cres., Welland
Entire Facility
June 27, 2022 COVID-19 Respiratory
West Lincoln Memorial Hospital - Hamilton Health Sciences
167 Main St. E., Grimsby
June 21, 2022 COVID-19 Respiratory
Royal Henley Retirement Residence
582 Ontario St., St. Catharines
6th floor & 2nd floor
June 20, 2022 COVID-19 Respiratory

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Precautions taken during an outbreak

For visitation in long-term care homes, retirement homes or hospitals, please follow-up with the specific health care facility for their visitation recommendations during outbreaks.

Ministry of Health guidance documents have been produced for a number of health sectors related to COVID-19. The documents are updated by the Ministry of Health as necessary.

Prevent the spread of infection

Niagara Region Public Health works with facilities and provide infection prevention and control best practices to manage outbreaks.

Watch the COVID-19 in Niagara outbreak management video.

For more information, call 905-688-8248 ext. 7330 or 1-888-505-6074 (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.).

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