Case Update – January 22: (Outbreak Declared December 14)
|Trillium Manor Status Update||As of January 22|
|Total # of active resident cases||2|
|Total # of resolved resident cases||7 |
|Total # of deceased resident cases||3|
|Total # of active staff cases||4|
|Total # of resolved staff cases||20|
|Total case count (residents + staff)||36|
January 22, 2021
Regarding our case count, we learned of one new resident positive case on the affected unit identified through rapid swabbing – all residents on the affected unit receive rapid swabbing every three (3) days. This new case brings our total number of active resident cases in the home to two (2). Staff cases remain stable since our last update.
January 20, 2021
The care of our residents and PPE and infection control efforts in the home continue to be our key areas of focus. Unfortunately, this morning (January 20) we learned of a new positive resident from the affected unit tested on Monday January 18th. In addition, one essential caregiver from the affected unit tested positive from swabbing at a local assessment centre on January 17th. This caregiver had not been into the home since January 10th.
Though the positive essential caregiver is not an employee at the home, essential caregivers are considered as part of the staff case count by the Health Unit, and therefore has been added to our case count.
January 18, 2021
All resident test results from the January 11th testing have been returned as negative, this is great news and we thank our staff for continuing to keep our residents safe. However, yesterday we learned of one (1) new positive staff case associated with the affected. After experiencing symptoms, the employee sought community testing and received a rapid test on January 16th that was returned as positive on January 17th.
January 15, 2021
Yesterday we learned of one new positive staff case. This individual’s last shift was January 6th and after developing symptoms at home, they sought testing at an assessment centre on January 11th. This new case brings our total number of active staff cases to four (4) as we were able to resolve a number of cases today. Resident cases remain stable.
January 13, 2021
Yesterday afternoon we received confirmation from the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit that resident vaccinations will take place Saturday January 16th at the home.
Unfortunately, yesterday we also learned of one new positive staff case and one new positive resident case on the affected unit. We are also saddened to share that a third resident who had tested positive for COVID-19 passed away last night.
The staff member is asymptomatic and was identified through the affected unit staff testing that last occurred on January 10th and will continue to take place every three (3) days, in addition to routine weekly testing for all staff.
The resident case was confirmed via a rapid test yesterday morning, which was administered after the individual began exhibiting mild symptoms on Monday evening.
January 11, 2021
Over the weekend, we learned of one new staff and one new resident case at Trillium Manor. The staff member's test result dates back to the facility-wide testing completed on January 6thand the resident's case dates back to testing completed on January 7th. Both cases are on the affected unit.
We are saddened to share that on Sunday, we also experienced the passing of a second resident related to COVID-19. Our thoughts and condolences are with their loved ones during this difficult time.
January 7, 2021
Today, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit resolved the remaining two resident cases. All residents' swabs from the January 4th testing have also been returned as negative. For precautionary reasons, facility-wide resident testing will also take place today.
January 6, 2021
Since yesterday’s update, we have learned of one (1) additional positive staff case – this staff also worked on the affected unit. All residents were swabbed on January 4th and results for all residents on the two units have been returned as negative. Test results are outstanding for the remaining units, and we will continue to monitor for them. Facility-wide resident testing will again take place on January 7th.
January 5, 2021
Since our previous update, we have learned of three additional positive staff cases – these staff all work on the affected unit. Weekly staff testing continues, all residents were swabbed on January 4th and will update as we receive the results of this regular and frequent testing.
We continue to work closely with our partners in Public Health and Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital as we work to further strengthen our defense.
January 4, 2021
We were notified earlier today of an additional positive staff test result. This staff member works on the affected unit. In summary, we remain at eight positive resident cases and now have 14 positive staff cases and one unit on isolation protocol.
January 1, 2021
We look forward to a new start with a new year. Today, we have confirmed one new positive staff case who worked on the affected unit. This staff member is asymptomatic and doing well. We continue with all residents in the home in quarantine and tray service for meals. In addition, all residents on the affected unit have isolation contact droplet precautions in place.
In summary, we have a total of eight positive resident cases and 13 positive staff cases.
December 31, 2020
Over the Christmas break, we’ve continued to see the impact of this virus on long-term care homes and other congregate healthcare institutions across the province. As of December 30th, approximately one-third of all long-term care homes in Ontario are currently in outbreak.
These numbers can be overwhelming, but they are also a stark reminder that everyone needs to follow public health guidelines as closely as we can, both at work and in our personal lives, to protect our most vulnerable residents. Reducing community transmission is essential to preventing and minimizing outbreaks in long-term care homes.
To date, Trillium Manor has eight residents and 12 staff who have tested positive.
December 29, 2020
Sadly, on December 24th after the update below, we lost a resident due to COVID-19 while receiving care in hospital. Our thoughts and condolences are with their family and loved ones at this time.
We have recently received one additional positive staff test and one new positive resident test. At this time, all positive cases to date, continue to be isolated to a single unit. Since the start of the outbreak, we have now received a total of 17 positive cases at Trillium (10 staff and 7 residents).
December 24, 2020
We are happy to report that we have not received any further positive cases from our testing since our last update on Tuesday, December 22. We have now received all resident results from the testing on Monday December 21 and all results have returned negative. This is great news in that it means that the virus has been contained to the affected unit. We continue to monitor the health of residents and staff, and we wish everyone impacted a health recovery.
Since the start of the outbreak, we have received a total of 15 positive cases at Trillium (9 staff and 6 residents).
Please know that we continue to work closely with Public Health to ensure that we are taking all appropriate precautions to protect our staff and residents. All residents on the Oro-Medonte unit remain in isolation under droplet contact precautions and are receiving in-room tray service for their meals until further direction from the Health Unit. All other resident units remain in quarantine only (with all activities excluding meals occurring in rooms).
December 22, 2020
Since our update on December 19, we received news of three (3) new positive staff cases. One staff member last worked in the home on December 14, the second staff member worked on December 16, and the third worked today. All three (3) staff followed PPE and IPAC protocols and were cohorted to the affected unit. These staff also tested negative on December 9 as part of routine testing. We were also notified of one (1) new positive resident case. The resident lives on the affected unit and is asymptomatic at this time.
This brings the total to 15 positive cases related to this outbreak at Trillium Manor (6 residents and 9 staff).
All residents on the affected unit remain in isolation under droplet contact precautions and are receiving in-room tray service for their meals until further direction from the Health Unit. All other resident units remain in quarantine only (with all activities excluding meals occurring in rooms).
December 19, 2020
Today (December 19) we received news of one new positive resident case and one new positive staff case. The resident is also on our affected unit. The staff member last worked in the home on December 10 and had been working on the affected unit as well as the screening area. The staff member’s test on December 9 was negative, and this new positive test was taken earlier this week as part of our routine testing.
This brings the total to 11 positive cases related to this outbreak at Trillium Manor.
December 18, 2020
Today we received an additional staff case. The new staff case was identified through weekly testing. We thank all our affected staff for following the appropriate steps, seeking testing as warranted, and keeping Trillium Manor informed throughout the process.
Facility-wide resident testing also took place on December 17th, with those on the affected unit also receiving rapid testing. The rapid testing did confirm that a fourth resident on the affected unit has tested positive, bringing our total to nine (9) active cases.
December 16, 2020
our update last evening, the Simcoe Muskoka District Heath Unit (SMDHU) advised
us of one (1) new resident positive case at Trillium Manor. This individual
also resides on the affected unit. Today we also received
confirmation that one (1) additional staff member sought community testing
after developing mild symptoms over the weekend and their test came back
This brings the total number of active COVID-19 cases at Trillium Manor to six, with three staff and three residents affected.
December 15, 2020
As advised on December 14, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) placed Trillium Manor in COVID-19 outbreak with one confirmed positive staff case. Immediate testing confirmed one additional positive staff case and two positive resident cases.
The wellness and the safety of everyone at Trillium Manor is our number one priority and we will continue to take all necessary steps to limit the spread of COVID-19 within our home.
December 14, 2020
On December 14, the County of Simcoe was informed that one agency staff member at Trillium Manor has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was identified through our mandatory weekly testing process. The individual is currently asymptomatic and is being retested.
At this time, 189 staff results have been received through our weekly testing that occurred on Wednesday, December 9th, with all returned as negative with the exception of this one case.
The Health Unit has placed Trillium Manor in Outbreak. We have implemented extensive infection control measures and we're are optimistic that this is an isolated case and caught early through weekly testing.
We have amazing and well-trained staff and we will continue to care and protect our residents and each other.