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COVID-19 outbreak declared at Perth retirement home

A resident of Caroline Retirement Residence in Perth has tested positive for the virus, prompting the declaration of an outbreak. John Lawless / Global News

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at a retirement home in Perth.

Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit says a resident of Caroline Retirement Residence tested positive for the virus, but did not specify when.

Under Ontario’s COVID-19 guidelines, an outbreak is called at a long-term care or retirement home if one case is detected within the facility.

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The retirement home is run by Sienna Senior Living, a company based out of Markham.

“Team members are working diligently and in partnership with the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit to protect residents’ health and safety,” says Dr. Andrea Moser, Sienna Senior Living chief medical officer.

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Moser said that all residents are now receiving care within their own suites in order to prevent further spread of the virus and that enhanced infection prevention and control measures have been put in place.

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