Media Release – Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit
October 23, 2020
The Health Unit is working with Chartwell Wedgewood Retirement Residence to manage a COVID-19 outbreak. One resident has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The resident has been isolated in their room and all infection management protocols are in place to prevent the spread of this, or any other infection to others.
“We are working in close partnership with our local public health unit and medical director to ensure every possible step is taken to protect our residents and staff,” says Julianne Swindells, General Manager for Chartwell Wedgewood Retirement Residence. “We have been, and continue to, follow all public health and provincial directives to protect our residents and staff. The health and safety of our residents and staff is our highest priority. ”
“Along with the increase in local cases of COVID-19, this outbreak serves as a reminder to the community to continue to be COVID-SMART,” says Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health. “I encourage everyone to self-isolate if you have COVID-19 symptoms and get tested, wear a mask or face covering when you cannot maintain a distance of 2 metres from others, and to practice regular hand hygiene.”
The best way to get reliable information about COVID-19 is by visiting https://healthunit.org/health-information/covid-19/. Please call the Health Unit if you have any questions at 1-800-660-5853 from 8:30am to 4:30pm every day. You can also get important public health updates by connecting with LGLHealthunit on Facebook and Twitter.
If you have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19, self-isolate at home and then use Ontario’s Self-Assessment Tool https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/. Information about local COVID-19 assessment centres is available by visiting https://healthunit.org/health-information/covid-19/assessment-testing-results/