A Petrolia nursing home is again facing a COVID-19 outbreak.
And again, it is one employee at Lambton Meadowview Villa who has tested positive for the respiratory virus.
In a news release, Jane Joris, general manager of long term care for Lambton, says they learned Monday a staff member has COVID-19. The person last worked May 19 and had not been in contact with any staff or residents since the symptoms developed.
Lambton Public Health declares an outbreak in the home even if only one person tests positive for the virus. In April, another employee tested positive, however the virus did not spread within the home which has 125 residents.
“We continue to work closely with Lambton Public Health and are following their
guidance as well as the policies and protocols put in place by the Ministry of Health and
Long-Term Care,” says Joris. “Our priority is ensuring the continued health and wellbeing of our residents, their families
and our staff.”
There are now four nursing homes in Lambton with active COVID-19. Recently Vision Nursing Home in Sarnia has dealt with 42 cases and six deaths in its facility.