Officials from Fairfield Park have released new information about the COVID-19 outbreak at their 1934 Dufferin Avenue long-term care home in Wallaceburg.
“We can confirm that 13 residents from Fairfield Park have been diagnosed with COVID-19,” Tracey Maxim, administrator at the home, told the Sydenham Current.
“Four staff members have also been diagnosed and are off work. We have taken swift action to halt the spread of the virus and are working in close partnership with Dr. Colby and the Chatham-Kent Public Health unit to ensure every possible step is taken to protect our residents and staff.”
Maxim said their staff are following all of the COVID-19 directives of the Chief Medical Officer of Health and the Ministries of Health and Long-Term Care.
“These steps include isolating residents, vigilant monitoring of residents and staff for symptoms, the use of appropriate protective equipment, and heightened cleaning throughout the home,” she added.
“Our dedicated staff are going above and beyond during this difficult time to ensure our residents’ safety and well-being.”
CK Public Health officials announced on Tuesday that there are 18 active COVID-19 cases at Fairfield Park.
The institutional outbreak at the home was declared on January 10, 2021 and remains active.
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We’ll provide more information as it becomes available.