Wentworth Lodge staffer tests positive for COVID-19

OPEN DIGITAL ACCESS Apr 06, 2020 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

Meals on Wheels programs in Ancaster and Dundas will be altered after a staff member at Wentworth Lodge, the long-term-care facility where the meals are prepared, tested positive for COVID-19.

Five lodge residents, who showed symptoms, were tested on Saturday. Their results were still pending on Monday. Two of the five residents, who had symptoms, had been provided direct care by the staff member.

The city-owned home at 41 South St. W. officially declared an “outbreak” on Sunday, April 5. An outbreak is declared when one employee or resident tests positive at a long-term-care facility. Two of five residents who had symptoms were in direct contact with the staff member who tested positive.

Any residents and other staff who may have had contact with the employee are being monitored, and tested, if they show symptoms.

City of Hamilton spokesperson Antonella Giancarlo said five residents had symptoms on Saturday, April 4, the day the staff member test came back positive.

“All five of these residents had tests done that day and test results are currently pending,” Giancarlo said.

Dundas Community Services executive director Jane Allen said the organization was no longer providing Meals on Wheels as of Monday, April 6, but will provide frozen meals to seniors who would otherwise not have a meal delivered.

“We are reaching out to other providers for hot meals,” Allen said.

Ancaster Community Services executive director Melanie Barlow said the organization already made arrangements with a local secondary meal provider in order to continue the service beginning Tuesday. Frozen meals were provided on Monday.

Giancarlo said the Wentworth Lodge staff member became symptomatic on March 28 at the end of their shift at the long-term care facility, then remained out of the workplace afterwards.

 

Dundas Wentworth Lodge staffer tests positive for coronavirus

Five residents await test results

OPEN DIGITAL ACCESS Apr 06, 2020 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

Meals on Wheels programs in Ancaster and Dundas will be altered after a staff member at Wentworth Lodge, the long-term-care facility where the meals are prepared, tested positive for COVID-19.

Five lodge residents, who showed symptoms, were tested on Saturday. Their results were still pending on Monday. Two of the five residents, who had symptoms, had been provided direct care by the staff member.

The city-owned home at 41 South St. W. officially declared an “outbreak” on Sunday, April 5. An outbreak is declared when one employee or resident tests positive at a long-term-care facility. Two of five residents who had symptoms were in direct contact with the staff member who tested positive.

Any residents and other staff who may have had contact with the employee are being monitored, and tested, if they show symptoms.

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City of Hamilton spokesperson Antonella Giancarlo said five residents had symptoms on Saturday, April 4, the day the staff member test came back positive.

“All five of these residents had tests done that day and test results are currently pending,” Giancarlo said.

Dundas Community Services executive director Jane Allen said the organization was no longer providing Meals on Wheels as of Monday, April 6, but will provide frozen meals to seniors who would otherwise not have a meal delivered.

“We are reaching out to other providers for hot meals,” Allen said.

Ancaster Community Services executive director Melanie Barlow said the organization already made arrangements with a local secondary meal provider in order to continue the service beginning Tuesday. Frozen meals were provided on Monday.

Giancarlo said the Wentworth Lodge staff member became symptomatic on March 28 at the end of their shift at the long-term care facility, then remained out of the workplace afterwards.

 

Dundas Wentworth Lodge staffer tests positive for coronavirus

Five residents await test results

OPEN DIGITAL ACCESS Apr 06, 2020 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

Meals on Wheels programs in Ancaster and Dundas will be altered after a staff member at Wentworth Lodge, the long-term-care facility where the meals are prepared, tested positive for COVID-19.

Five lodge residents, who showed symptoms, were tested on Saturday. Their results were still pending on Monday. Two of the five residents, who had symptoms, had been provided direct care by the staff member.

The city-owned home at 41 South St. W. officially declared an “outbreak” on Sunday, April 5. An outbreak is declared when one employee or resident tests positive at a long-term-care facility. Two of five residents who had symptoms were in direct contact with the staff member who tested positive.

Any residents and other staff who may have had contact with the employee are being monitored, and tested, if they show symptoms.

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City of Hamilton spokesperson Antonella Giancarlo said five residents had symptoms on Saturday, April 4, the day the staff member test came back positive.

“All five of these residents had tests done that day and test results are currently pending,” Giancarlo said.

Dundas Community Services executive director Jane Allen said the organization was no longer providing Meals on Wheels as of Monday, April 6, but will provide frozen meals to seniors who would otherwise not have a meal delivered.

“We are reaching out to other providers for hot meals,” Allen said.

Ancaster Community Services executive director Melanie Barlow said the organization already made arrangements with a local secondary meal provider in order to continue the service beginning Tuesday. Frozen meals were provided on Monday.

Giancarlo said the Wentworth Lodge staff member became symptomatic on March 28 at the end of their shift at the long-term care facility, then remained out of the workplace afterwards.