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.
If you are visiting a facility during an outbreak, consider taking certain precautions.
|Facility / Unit||Declared||Organism||Type|
5050 Hillside Dr., Lincoln
4th and 5th Floor
|May 17, 2020||COVID-19||Respiratory|
Niagara Health - Greater Niagara General Site
5546 Portage Rd., Niagara Falls
|April 30, 2020||COVID-19||Respiratory|
Royal Rose Place
635 Prince Charles Dr., Welland
|March 31, 2020||COVID-19||Respiratory|
As health care facilities are now closed to visitors, accommodation should be considered for essential visitors who are visiting very ill or palliative residents, or those who are performing essential support care services for the resident. These measures means essential visitors:
Niagara Region Public Health works with facilities and provide infection prevention and control best practices to manage outbreaks.
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.).