Two workers take a look at constructive for COVID-19 at metropolis’s Garry J. Armstrong LTC dwelling


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Two workers members on the city-run Garry J. Armstrong long-term care dwelling on Porter Island have examined constructive for COVID-19.

It’s the newest of the 40 outbreaks now affecting Ottawa long-term care and retirement services.

Two different city-run LTC houses, the Peter D. Clarke Centre and the Centre d’accueil Champlain, are also having a COVID-19 outbreak, though not one of the outbreaks contain residents.

Workers are working with Ottawa Public Well being to do further testing and make contact with tracing, Donna Grey, basic supervisor of the town’s social companies division, stated in a memo to the mayor and members of council Friday afternoon.

As a part of an infection management measures, social visits have been cancelled, cleansing and disinfections protocols have been stepped up, and short-stay absences cancelled apart from wanted medial appointments.

“Our residents and staff’ well being and security are our high precedence and we are going to proceed to observe the recommendation of our colleagues at OPH to make sure our persons are protected whereas offering care and delivering important companies to our residents,” Grey’s memo stated.