One other COVID-19 outbreak declared at Participation Home after worker assessments constructive for the virus


A second COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at a house for susceptible adults in Markham after one worker examined constructive for the virus.

York Area Public Well being confirms that an worker at Participation Home not too long ago examined constructive for the virus and just one case is required to declare an outbreak.

“A workers member not engaged in direct service to the residents at our Butternut Lane facility not too long ago examined constructive for COVID-19. The workers member was examined after changing into symptomatic and is self-isolating at residence. All workers who labored straight with this particular person have been examined,” Shelley Brillinger, the manager director of Participation Home, stated in a written assertion despatched to CP24. 

“Thus far, we’re happy to report that solely detrimental outcomes have been confirmed, outdoors of this one constructive case. Though we stay hopeful that that is an remoted case, full outbreak protocols are in place, with our precedence being the continuing well being and well-being of our residents and workers.”

Brillinger added that the ability continues to work with York Area Public Well being each day to ensure all an infection prevention and management measures are adopted.

“We wish to guarantee the households of workers and residents that we’re dedicated to conserving their family members protected,” her assertion continued.

“I wish to acknowledge the dedication of the workers at Participation Home, Markham, who proceed to work laborious on a regular basis supporting our susceptible residents all through the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Six individuals died and dozens of residents examined constructive for COVID-19 throughout a earlier outbreak on the facility earlier this yr.

A number of circumstances had been additionally confirmed amongst workers members at Participation Home at the beginning of the pandemic.