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Outbreak Information

When in Outbreak

When in Outbreak, Homes will adhere to the following Infection Prevention and Control practices:
  • Visitors:
    • We ask that general visitors postpone their visits to the affected Resident Home Area (RHA) while in outbreak.
    • Essential caregivers may visit and adhere to PPE requirements when entering the RHA(s) and existing rooms of those in isolation.
    • If possible, visit only one resident and leave the Home immediately after the visit; if multiple residents are in the home but in different locations, it is recommended that the healthy resident(s) (non-outbreak case) be visited first
  • Masking:
    • Residents on the affect RHA(s) are encouraged to wear a mask when in the common areas.
    • ​Staff on the affected RHA(s) will wear a surgical mask at all times.  Staff going into residents rooms of those in isolation with enhanced droplet contact precautions will be required to wear full PPE (gowns, gloves, fit-tested N95 and eye protection).  

  • Residents on the affected RHA(s)  will be assessed twice daily for signs and symptoms and placed on enhanced droplet contact precautions immediately if symptoms develop.
  • Tray service will be initiated for those residents under enhanced droplet contact precautions.
  • Group programming will be paused on the affected RHA(s) and one-on-one programming will be initiated.  Residents will be cohorted to the RHA(s) and group activities or outings with other areas will be paused.
  • Cleaning and Audits:
    • ​​The Home will continue enhanced cleaning of commons areas.
    • The Home ​will increase audits on the RHA(s).   
    • Staff and visitors to practice good hand hygiene, donning and doffing of PPE, and physical distancing.

Donnin​​g and Doffing Video

Ot​her Resources:​

simcoemuskokahealth.org - For official information about Influenza or COVID-19 activity in Simcoe County, protocols or resources, visit the Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit website​

Long-Term Care and Seniors Services COVID-19 IPAC Guidelines & Outbreak Management Compendium​

Co​unty of Simcoe Long-Term Care and Seniors Services Pandemic Plan​​​