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
Lookout Ridge Retirement Communities
1505 Lookout St. SS5, Pelham
3rd floor
June 1, 2023 COVID-19 Respiratory
Garrison Place Retirement
373 Garrison Rd., Fort Erie
Whole Facility
May 29, 2023 Unknown Respiratory
Niagara Health - Greater Niagara General Site
5546 Portage Rd., Niagara Falls
Unit D
May 26, 2023 COVID-19 Respiratory
Linhaven Nursing Home
403 Ontario St., St. Catharines
Henley and Adams
May 26, 2023 COVID-19 Respiratory
Maple Park Lodge
6 Hagey Ave., Fort Erie
Robin Parkway and Blue Jay Promenade
May 26, 2023 Norovirus/ Norwalk-like virus Gastroenteritis
Heidehof Home for the Aged
600 Lake St., St. Catharines
2nd floor
May 12, 2023 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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