THUNDER BAY - A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at certain residential areas of the Hogarth Riverview Manor long-term care home, after a staff member tested positive.
The Thunder Bay District Health Unit announced the outbreak impacting the fourth floor units Lilac - 4 South and Iris - 4 North on Tuesday evening.
"In collaboration with St. Joseph’s Care Group, TBDHU has initiated a thorough assessment of the situation, including enhanced surveillance and testing activities and on-site inspection," the health unit stated. "Further measures will be taken as needed to manage this situation."
Provincial guidelines require an outbreak to be declared when a single staff member or resident tests positive.
Two previous COVID-19 outbreaks have been announced at the home. One was resolved in May with no further infections detected after a single staff member tested positive. Another was declared Jan. 1 involving a single staff member.