Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Zero active COVID-19 cases at Fairfield Park

Officials at Fairfield Park in Wallaceburg say there are zero active COVID-19 cases linked to the outbreak at the Dufferin Avenue long-term care home.

“We are pleased to share that Fairfield Park currently has no cases of COVID-19 among its residents, staff or caregivers,” Fairfield Park officials said in a media release issued on Wednesday, March 3, 2021.

“Our home underwent additional, precautionary testing on Monday, March 1, and we are waiting for those results. We hope to have positive news to share with our community in the coming days and we are pleased that our home is doing so well.”

Fairfield Park officials say all ongoing infection prevention and control measures will remain in place to ensure the continued health and safety of our residents and staff.

“We would like to take this opportunity to highlight the amazing efforts and continued dedication of our staff who have worked tirelessly in the last few week’s service of our residents,” Fairfield Park officials say.

“We also could not have done this without the support of our health system partners including Chatham Kent Public Health, Chatham Kent Health Alliance, Erie St. Clair LHIN, Alzheimer’s Society and the Canadian Red Cross.”

Fairfield park officials added: “We also owe a debt of gratitude to our friends and neighbours who have stood with us throughout this outbreak. We look forward to the day that we can officially put this outbreak behind us and will update the community when the time comes.”

CK Public Health officials say the institutional COVID-19 outbreak at Fairfield remains in place.

It was first declared on January 10, 2021 and a total of 100 positive cases have been linked to the outbreak.

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