KAWARTHA LAKES-Three quarters of the residents at a social housing complex in Lindsay have tested positive for COVID-19.
The Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit says 18 people at 68 Lindsay Street North in Lindsay have now tested positive for Coronavirus. An outbreak was declared at the facility on July 1. The building houses 24, geared to income, one bedroom apartments. It is owned by the city’s Kawartha Lakes Haliburton Housing Corporation.
The Health Unit says it is working with the municipality and Kawartha Lakes Housing to ensure enhanced cleaning and disinfection practices are in place at the building, and that personal protective equipment (PPE) is available and being used appropriately. Health Unit staff are continuing to work with the affected residents to facilitate quarantine/isolation as needed. As well, the Health Unit is working with its community partners to ensure residents have continued access to testing and vaccination.
There were 12 new cases of Coronavirus reported in Kawartha Lakes today. There are no patients at Ross Memorial Hospital with the virus at this time. There are 20 active cases in the city today with the health unit tracking 24 high risk contacts.
The city recently hired additional, full time security at the building. Read more here:https://www.kawartha411.ca/2021/07/09/city-hires-security-guards-for-housing-complex-at-68-lindsay-street-north-in-lindsay/