OHSWEKEN – Iroquois Lodge is experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19. The long-term care home on Six Nations of the Grand River notified Ohsweken Public Health that two of its staff members tested positive for COVID-19.
The positive test results were discovered as a result of the facility’s surveillance testing.
SNGR said in a statement that heightened safety measures have been implemented at Iroquois Lodge and says the affected staff members have been directed by Ohsweken Public Health to self-isolate while confirmation testing is completed to identify whether or not an official outbreak must be reported to the Ministry of Long Term Care.
Staff Members of Iroquois Lodge have reached out to resident family members to notify them of the outbreak protocol.
Six Nations of the Grand River Elected Council is urging the community to continue to follow health and safety guidelines to prevent any further spread of COVID-19 within the territory. This includes staying home as much as possible, practicing social distancing, wearing a mask, frequent hand washing, and avoiding large gatherings.
It is also strongly encouraged that community members get tested for COVID-19 if they are experiencing symptoms or think they may have been exposed to the virus. It is possible to contract the virus and not have any symptoms while still being contagious.