Statement regarding the COVID-19 outbreak at Caressant Care Nursing and Retirement Homes Limited in Lindsay

LINDSAY – Today Laurie Scott, MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock gave the following statement regarding the COVID-19 outbreak at Caressant Care Nursing and Retirement Homes Limited in Lindsay:

“The current outbreak situation at Caressant Care on Mclaughlin Road in Lindsay is concerning and staff are taking all possible steps to protect residents and staff members. Caressant Care continues to work with Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit, the Ministry of Long-Term Care, the Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) and Infection Prevention and Control Canada (IPAC) to ensure proper precautions are taken and frequent testing of residents and staff.

“Caressant Care has offered staff members the option of staying in a hotel rather than going home to help stop the spread. I want to thank the staff at Caressant Care for working around the clock to help stop the outbreak.

“Progress continues to be made with the goal of administering vaccines in all long-term care homes across the province by mid-February and the single most important thing Ontarians can do right now to protect our most vulnerable is to stay at home. As we continue our vaccine rollout, this is our best defense against this virus.

“We remain committed to doing everything we can, along with our partners, to help stabilize the home and have it return to normal operations.”