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COVID-19 outbreak declared at Cedarcroft Place in Stratford

Cedarcroft Place in Stratford. ( Photo)

STRATFORD – Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) has confirmed that there are three positive cases of COVID-19 in residents at Cedarcroft Place Retirement Home in Stratford.

HPPH says the confirmed cases are symptomatic and in isolation. The health unit is conducting contact tracing and providing support to the facility to help control the outbreak.

Cedarcroft continues to implement required COVID-19 measures and is communicating with residents, families and staff. Further tests are pending on staff and residents.

These are the first confirmed cases in residents at a retirement home in Huron Perth.

“This outbreak is a serious reminder that COVID-19 is still here in Huron and Perth despite our relatively low case numbers over the past month,” said Dr. Miriam Klassen, Huron Perth medical officer of health.

“Seniors are a vulnerable population and are more likely to experience severe symptoms of COVID-19. We as a community must do all we can to protect our vulnerable residents. I urge everyone to continue following public health guidance to protect each other’s health.”

Dan Vito, executive director of Cedarcroft, says the home is working closley with the heath unit to ensure all precautions are being taken to protect their residents, families and staff.

Huron and Perth residents are being reminded to continue to practice good hand hygiene, maintain physical distancing, wear a face covering, stay at home if you are sick and download the COVID-19 Alert mobile app; these are all important steps we can all take to protect our communities from COVID-19.

“We continue to be appreciate the support of our community and grateful to the people who care for our higher risk populations during this challenging time,” said Klassen.