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
Niagara Health - Douglas Memorial Hospital Site
230 Bertie St., Fort Erie
Complex Care Unit
June 22, 2024 COVID-19 Respiratory
Lookout Ridge Retirement Communities
1505 Lookout St. SS5, Pelham
1st Floor Assisted Living
June 19, 2024 COVID-19 Respiratory
Foyer Richelieu
655 Tanguay Ave., Welland
South Unit
June 18, 2024 COVID-19 Respiratory
Royal Rose Place
635 Prince Charles Dr., Welland
June 17, 2024 COVID-19 Respiratory
Linhaven Nursing Home
403 Ontario St., St. Catharines
Brock Unit
June 16, 2024 Rhinovirus Respiratory
Millennium Trail Manor
6861 Oakwood Dr., Niagara Falls
Entire Facility
May 29, 2024 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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