COVID outbreak closes Manor

Manitoulin Centennial Manor

LITTLE CURRENT—After weathering more than two years without an outbreak among residents at Manitoulin Centennial Manor in Little Current, resident families were informed by email on Monday, July 18 of a COVID-19 outbreak.

A notice posted to the Manor Residents Facebook page and on the front door of the Manor announced the outbreak and advised those wishing to visit that visiting is restricted and that visitors should “check with front desk or staff.”

“Manitoulin Centennial Manor has been declared in outbreak,” said Manor administrator Don Cook. “We are working closely with public health to control virus spread and adhere to infection prevention protocols.”

“We continue to test all residents and staff throughout the home,” continued Mr. Cook, “and at this time, six residents have tested positive.”

According to Mr. Cook, universal masking and PPE requirements continue to remain in place at the nursing home and have been further enhanced. “Visitation remains ongoing for essential caregiver family members and all visitors and staff are actively screened for symptoms before entering the home,” he said. “Residents are being monitored closely and receiving enhanced supports from our care team.”

Mr. Cook noted that COVID-19 continues to circulate in communities across the province. “We remain vigilant to ensure resident safety and will continue to provide regular updates to our community of families, residents and team members,” concluded Mr. Cook.