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
Rapelje Lodge
277 Plymouth Rd., Welland
Entire Facility
October 19, 2020 COVID-19 Respiratory
Meadows of Dorchester, The
6623 Kalar Rd., Niagara Falls
Entire Facility
October 2, 2020 COVID-19 Respiratory
Millennium Trail Manor
6861 Oakwood Dr., Niagara Falls
Entire Facility
September 29, 2020 COVID-19 Respiratory
Pioneer Elder Care
180 Lakeshore Rd., St. Catharines
Lakeshore Rd, Vine St, St Helena Building 1
September 22, 2020 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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