For official information about Influenza activity in Simcoe County, protocols or resources, visit the Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit website at
County of Simcoe Long Term Care Homes and Seniors Communities Influenza / Respiratory status updates are listed below.
Current Status: As of May 2nd, confirmed Respiratory Outbreak has been declared over on the following Unit: Severn
Previous Status: As of April 19th, confirmed Respiratory Outbreak declared on the following Unit: Severn
During a Respiratory and/or Influenza outbreak, the following precautions are heightened in the Home/Residence:
- Residents: Heightened surveillance and monitoring of all residents. Enhanced environmental cleaning of entire facility.
- Visitors: Increased communications surrounding proper sanitization of hands using hand sanitizers when entering or leaving the facility. Families/visitors have been asked not to enter the facility if showing symptoms respiratory infection or influenza.
- Staff: Following County procedures including the use of masks, gloves and gowns as well as increased sanitization.