Lambton Meadowview deals with COVID-19 outbreak again

Meadowview Villa, Petrolia

There is another COVID-19 outbreak at Lambton Meadowview Villa in Petrolia today.

Administrators said a staff member tested positive for the virus Thursday. Under provincial guidelines, an outbreak is declared when one resident or staff member tests positive for the fast moving virus.

“People living in the long-term care home and their families were notified of the positive
case today, and informed that as a result, Lambton Public Health has declared a
COVID-19 outbreak in the home,” said Jane Joris, general manager of long term care for Lambton County which runs the home.

“The positive case was detected through routine staff testing, which is conducted as part
of the home’s regular surveillance protocol. Residents are being tested today and any
residents who may have been in close contact with this employee are in isolation as a
precaution,” Joris added in the news release.

This is the fourth outbreak at the home since the pandemic began in March. The last was earlier this month. In each case, the COVID-19 cases were limited to one or two staff members at the home.