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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

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

Facility / Unit Declared Organism Type
Niagara Health - Welland County General Site
65 Third St., Welland
6th Floor
April 15, 2021 COVID-19 Respiratory
Short Hills Villa Retirement Community
1532 Pelham Rd., Pelham
Entire Facility
April 10, 2021 COVID-19 Respiratory
Villa de Rose Retirement Suites
370 Hellems Ave., Welland
Entire Facility
April 4, 2021 COVID-19 Respiratory
Loyalist Retirement Home
190 King St., St. Catharines
Centre Street Building
April 3, 2021 COVID-19 Respiratory
United Mennonite Home
4024 Twenty-Third St., Lincoln
Gardens Unit
April 2, 2021 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.

Follow these steps to help stop the spread of infection.

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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