An outbreak of COVID-19 at the Seaforth Community Hospital first declared just over a week ago has ended.
The Inpatient unit has been reopened to admissions and transfers, the Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance said in a news release.
The presence of families and caregivers on the unit is once again allowed.
Full guidelines can be found at www.hpha.ca.
Huron Perth Public Health declared the outbreak on the Inpatient unit on Jan. 28.
“Upon declaring the outbreak, immediate precautions were implemented, including prevalence testing for patients,” said Erica Jensen, manager of quality, patient safety and infection control.
For the health and safety of our patients and team members, the hospital issued a reminder that all individuals are still required to wear a mask upon entering any of the HPHA hospitals sites and that COVID-19 self-screening must be completed, the HPHA said.
“While this outbreak is over, we can’t stress enough the importance of layering up your protection to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses that are circulating in Huron Perth,” Jensen said.
“Keep up-to-date with your vaccines/boosters, wear a mask when in indoor public spaces, wash your hands often and stay home if you are feeling sick.”
Jensen voiced appreciation to the HPHA team and regional partners.
“Thank you for your dedication to safe and compassionate care. We’d also like to extended appreciation to our community for your support of our outbreak measures,” Jensen said.