Meadowview employee tests positive for COVID-19

A birthday sign hangs at Lambton Meadowview Villa in Petrolia in April 2020, a month into the pandemic. 2022 has been the most deadly year for COVID-19 in Lambton with 82 people dying from the virus.

A staff member at Lambton Meadowview Villa has tested positive for COVID-19.

In a news release, Jane Joris, general manager of Long Term Care for Lambton County says the residents and their families were notified today.

Lambton Public Health has declared an outbreak in the home.

Joris says the employee stopped providing care once they started having symptoms.

“Our concern for the people who live at Lambton Meadowview Villa and their families, is at the forefronts of our minds and we are diligently following all of the policies and protocols put in place by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Long-Term Care,” says Joris.

Meadowview – like all other long term care homes in the province – have been restricting visitors since March 13. No family members are allowed in unless someone is in critical condition or at the end of life. It also was screening employees – including monitoring their temperatures – on the way in and out of work.

One hundred and 25 people live at the home. Almost 200 people work there.