Shepherd’s Care Foundation COVID-19 Public Disclosure
The following is the public disclosure of confirmed COVID-19 cases at Shepherd’s Care Foundation. To find out more about our ongoing response, please visit www.shepherdscare.org/covid-19/.
Millwoods Long Term Care Centre Outbreak
There are currently no active COVID-19 resident cases and 1 active staff case at Millwoods Long Term Care, all of which were community acquired and unrelated to the outbreak at the facility. Under the new criteria from Public Health (28 days from last COVID-19 positive test), we do not expect to be off outbreak until January 18.
Vanguard Care Centre
There are currently 2 active COVID-19 resident cases at Vanguard Care Centre. Note that as the 4th floor is independent living, Public Health will not generally make Shepherd’s Care aware of any COVID-19 cases on the 4th floor. However we are unaware of any COVID-19 cases on the 4th floor.
The data from contact tracing has revealed that the outbreak began from a community acquisition while a resident was out of the facility. During the outbreak, all negative residents are re-tested every 5 days, and staff are re-tested every 7 days.
There have been a total of 53 residents and 25 staff (including support staff) test positive for COVID-19.
There have been a total of 4 residents and 15 staff test positive for COVID-19. All cases were determined to be community acquired and no site transmission is believed to have occurred. Public health continues to re-swab residents weekly. Any residents who are symptomatic or were in contact with one of the staff who subsequently tested positive are placed on additional precautions.
There have been a total of 4 long term care residents, 2 personal supportive living independent residents, and 1 staff test positive for COVID-19. 1 independent living resident has passed away, and 2 residents have recovered. 9 staff have recovered. Public Health has placed the long term care, dementia cottages, and designated supportive living under outbreak; the independent residences are not under outbreak at this time.
Southside Manor/Millwoods Manor
We are aware of one Home Care Attendant who contracted COVID-19 in the community that worked at Southside Manor and Millwoods Manor. There is one additional staff at Southside Manor and one at Millwoods Manor each for a total of 3 staff. All resident (home care clients) swabs returned negative. We expect the outbreak to be lifted around January 18.
We have no COVID-19 cases at any other site.
Updated: January 14, 2021
Note: This page will be updated as soon as we are made aware of any changes in these numbers.