Wednesday, February 24, 2021

‘Full building’ at Riverview Gardens in COVID-19 outbreak

Officials at Riverview Gardens have provided an update on the COVID-19 outbreak at the long-term care home in Chatham.

“On Monday, December 28 an employee at Riverview Gardens tested positive for COVID-19,” Riverview Gardens officials posted on social media on Tuesday, December 29, 2020.

“This employee is self isolating. Any close contacts are being notified, and will also self isolate.”

Riverview Gardens officials say this employee worked on different units and the following units have outbreak protocols in place as a result: 2 East, 4 East, 4 West and 6 West.

“CK Public Health has declared the full building in outbreak as a result,” Riverview Gardens officials say.

“3 East remains in outbreak status from a prior employee test result. All residents in the building were tested and all results received to date have been negative.”

Riverview Gardens officials also provided details on the provincial lockdown information, as of December 26, 2020:

– Resident day absences are not permitted;

– Resident medical visits are allowed;

– Resident overnight absences are not permitted;

– Essential visitors are the only type of visitors permitted (for example: caregivers);

– A maximum of one caregiver may visit a resident at a time;

– All caregivers must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test in the last seven days;

– Caregivers going into outbreak units must wear proper PPE at all times;

– More details on their caregivers policy/ application process can be found at

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