Retirement and Long-Term Care Outbreak Bulletin for January 23, 2020


Under the Ontario Health Protection and Promotion Act (HPPA), Public Health is required to follow up on reports of suspected and/or confirmed outbreaks of enteric and respiratory illnesses in retirement and long-term care homes. The list below provides an up-to-date list of current outbreaks at Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph area retirement and long-term care homes.

* New information since last posting

Facility Name

Type of Facility & Affected Area

Date Declared

Date Declared Over

Type of Outbreak Organism (if identified)

Caressant Care

450 Queen St E, Fergus

Long Term Care January 21   Respiratory

Heritage River Retirement Home

25 Wellington Dr, Elora

Retirement Home *January 22   Enteric

Lapointe Fisher Nursing Home

271 Metcalfe St, Guelph

Long Term Care January 19   Enteric - *Norovirus

Royal Terrace

600 Whites Rd, Palmerston

Long Term Care January 10   Respiratory - RSV

St. Joseph Health Centre

100 Westmount Rd, Guelph

Whispering Oaks Unit January 17   Enteric - *Norovirus

St. Joseph Health Centre

100 Westmount Rd, Guelph

Ashley and Elmwood Units *January 22   Respiratory - *Rhinovirus

Village of Riverside Glen

60 Woodlawn Rd E, Guelph

Long Term Care - Nichol Unit January 16   Respiratory - Influenza A

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Food Recall Alerts

For the list of the most recent public advisories for high-risk food recalls, please visit the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) website.