Update on one COVID-positive staff member at
Orchard Villa Retirement Home
In line with our commitment to provide timely and transparent updates, we would like to share that we received confirmation from the public health unit that one member of our staff at Orchard Villa Retirement home has tested positive for COVID-19. This staff member is currently isolating and recovering at home.
All staff are required to participate in surveillance testing as directed by the local public health unit.
With community spread being a major concern, this regular testing will help us detect new positive staff or asymptomatic staff early and limit the risk of potential exposure to our residents.
We are working closely with Public Health, with our Medical Directors and our Epidemiologist and are following their directives. As well, our enhanced infection prevention and control measures remain in place such as symptom screening our residents and team members a minimum of twice daily, terminal cleaning of high-touch surfaces, ensuring that all our staff are wearing masks and personal protective equipment and revisiting our infection prevention and control protocols to ensure they are being religiously followed.