Posted: August 24, 2022

In partnership with Region of Waterloo Public Health, we have declared an outbreak of COVID-19 on 6 North and 6 South.

Currently, nine patients have tested positive. We continue to monitor the situation.

We have implemented a number of enhanced protocols on 6 North and 6 South to bring resolution as quickly as possible, including;

  • Active, enhanced surveillance to identify potential cases and follow-up investigations.
  • More frequent cleaning of high-touch surfaces in the hospital.
  • We are cohorting staff on 6 North and 6 South where possible.
  • Education of COVID-19 hospital protocols.
  • As part of ongoing risk assessments, continually reviewing our practices and implementing new measures as required.
  • Temporarily suspending in person care partner visits for 6 North and 6 South and working to enhance virtual and phone connections for our patients and families.

We will continue to provide updates as required.