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COVID-19 outbreak declared at a long-term care home in Brockville

A review of long-term care facilities across the province has the government committing $10 million to address urgent issues.
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Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District health unit confirmed a COVID-19 outbreak at a long-term care facility in Brockville late Monday.

According to a media release, a staff member at St. Lawrence Lodge tested positive for the coronavirus, prompting the health unit to declare an outbreak at the home.

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Infection control measures have been put in place to manage the outbreak and are being monitored by the health unit.

The infected staff member is self-isolating at home.

“Our primary focus is the health and safety of our residents and staff,” the St. Lawrence Lodge facility said in a statement Monday. “Since the declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic by the World Health Organization, our management team has been monitoring the situation and updating our actions accordingly.”

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