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COVID-19 outbreak declared at Hogarth Riverview Manor

Outbreak declared in fourth floor residential areas after staff member tests positive
Hogarth Riverview Manor
A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at Hogarth Riverview Manor. (File photo)

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.