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Coronavirus Outbreak Declared At Second Caressant Care Facility In Lindsay

KAWARTHA LAKES-On Saturday the Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge (HKPR) District Health Unit declared a Coronavirus outbreak at the second Caressant Care location in Lindsay.

Caressant Care Retirement Home at 240 Mary Street West in Lindsay is the latest facility to report an outbreak of the virus. Four new cases were reported in Kawartha Lakes on Saturday. It’s unclear how many cases there are at the Mary Street facility.

An outbreak was declared at the Caressant Care Nursing Home on McLaughlin Street in Lindsay on January 9th. As of Friday there were 36 cases linked to the outbreak, 20 residents and 16 staff.

Read more on the outbreak here: https://www.kawartha411.ca/2021/01/21/situation-at-caressant-care-on-mclaughlin-road-in-lindsay-worsening/

Officials say COVID testing is taking place approximately every five days at the Mclaughlin facility. There has not been any testing conducted for the COVID-19 Variant of Concern or the UK variant. Based on guidance from Public Health Ontario, there are criteria for testing for the VOC and this outbreak does not meet those criteria at this time according to the health unit.

“Even without the testing, the facility has implemented stringent infection prevention and control measures.” Chandra Tremblay, Communications HKPR told Kawartha 411 News. 

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Pamela Vanmeer
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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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