KAWARTHA LAKES-Kawartha 411 News has learned that the situation at Caressant Care on Mclaughlin Road in Lindsay is spiraling downward.
According to Chandra Tremblay, Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit says there are now 18 resident cases and 15 staff cases.
“These are the latest numbers I have received from our staff this morning, but it sounds like there are a number of test results still pending” Tremblay said.
Our sources say healthy staff have been packed up and are staying at the Days Inn in Lindsay. We have confirmed that there is 5 staff already in house at the hotel and five more moving in.
“During an outbreak we always offer staff the option of staying in a hotel rather than going home to help stop the spread.” Stuart Oakley, Communications and Marketing Manager, Caressant Care Nursing and Retirement Homes Ltd. told Kawartha 411. “Since day one we have been working with our local public health and continue to do so. We are also in touch with the ministry of Long term care and the LHIN regularly. IPAC (infection control measures) are in place and we are doing frequent swabbing of residents and staff.”
We are continuing to follow up on this story and will be updated as more information becomes available.