Sunday, February 28, 2021

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Copper Terrace

A new COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at a long-term care home in Chatham-Kent.

Public Health officials say an outbreak was declared at Copper Terrace on Christmas Day, December 25, 2020.

No other specific details about the new outbreak have been released by public health officials.

However, as of December 29, 2020, there are two active COVID-19 cases as a result of institutional outbreaks in Chatham-Kent, CK Public Health officials say.

There is also an active outbreak at Riverview Gardens in Chatham. Details, here.

Copper Terrace officials have not posted any information on their website or social media about the new outbreak and representatives from the home could not immediately be reached for comment.

However, their website states the home does engage in “pandemic planning” and “infection prevention and control” practices.

“Hand washing is the cornerstone of infection control,” Copper Terrace officials say on their website.

“Hand washing is the most effective method of prevention infections and the spread of diseases. All departments within the facility are supportive of and play an important role in the infection prevention and control program. Copper Terrace has an Outbreak Management Team which oversees the care of our residents during a respiratory or enteric outbreak. They liaise with the Chatham-Kent Health Unit and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care during any outbreak.”

Copper Terrace officials added: “Copper Terrace continues to work on their pandemic planning in conjunction with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care guidelines.”

Copper Terrace is a 138-bed long-term care home located at 91 Tecumseh Road in Chatham and is a part of the APANS Health Services network.

For more details about Copper Terrace, visit: http://copperterrace.ca/

We’ll provide more information as it becomes available.

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