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
Maple Park Lodge
6 Hagey Ave., Fort Erie
Cardinal Court
February 27, 2024 Unknown Gastroenteritis
Garden City Manor
168 Scott St., St. Catharines
First Floor
February 27, 2024 Unknown Gastroenteritis
Rapelje Lodge
277 Plymouth Rd., Welland
House 200
February 26, 2024 Influenza A Respiratory
West Lincoln Memorial Hospital - Hamilton Health Sciences
167 Main St. E., Grimsby
Unit B
February 26, 2024 COVID-19 Respiratory
Gilmore Lodge
50 Gilmore Rd., Fort Erie
House 100 (Influenza A) & House 400 (Unknown)
February 25, 2024 Unknown,
Influenza A
Woodlands of Sunset , The
920 Pelham St., Welland
February 24, 2024 Human Coronaviruses
Note: This is not the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
Garden City Manor
168 Scott St., St. Catharines
Shorthills House
February 23, 2024 Influenza A Respiratory
Linhaven Nursing Home
403 Ontario St., St. Catharines
Merrit Unit
February 23, 2024 Parainfluenza Virus,
Human Coronaviruses
Note: This is not the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
Chartwell Orchards Retirement Residence, The
3421 Frederick Ave., Lincoln
Entire Facility
February 22, 2024 Unknown Gastroenteritis
Albright Manor
5050 Hillside Dr., Lincoln
2 Southwest and 4 Southwest
February 20, 2024 Human Coronaviruses
Note: This is not the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
Niagara Health - Greater Niagara General Site
5546 Portage Rd., Niagara Falls
Unit C
February 20, 2024 COVID-19 Respiratory
Niagara Long Term Care Residence
120 Wellington Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake
2nd Floor
February 13, 2024 Unknown Gastroenteritis

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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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