Over 20 people have been infected with Covid-19 after an outbreak was declared at Iroquois Lodge Long-Term Care facility last week.
Among the infected are 16 residents and seven staff members.
On Sept. 28, two residents of Iroquois Lodge tested positive for Covid-19 via rapid test. Those individuals were immediately placed in isolation and were administered PCR tests to be sent to a lab for further confirmation of a positive result.
Since then, the total number of positive Covid-19 cases at Iroquois Lodge has risen to 16 cases among residents and seven cases among staff.
In accordance with protocol, Ohsweken Public Health declared a Covid-19 outbreak at Iroquois Lodge and directed staff to isolate any positive cases and those who were in close contact with those individuals.
Only two designated caregivers per resident are permitted to visit at this time, and there will be no general visitors during the outbreak.
Additionally, one PSW team will be assigned to isolation rooms and will be separated from other staff and facilities to limit any further potential spread of the virus.
Residents’ family members have been notified and are receiving regular updates on the situation by lodge staff.
It’s the second outbreak to hit the long-term care facility since the pandemic began. An outbreak in January and February led to three Covid-related deaths at Iroquois Lodge.