Retirement and Long-Term Care Outbreak Bulletin for February 15, 2019


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)

Avalon Care Centre

355 Broadway, Orangeville

Long-Term Care *February 15   Enteric

St. Joseph’s Health Care

100 Westmount Rd, Guelph

Long-Term Care - Ashley and Elmwood units January 29   Enteric - Rotavirus

St. Joseph’s Health Care

100 Westmount Rd, Guelph

Long-Term Care - 2 North unit February 8   Respiratory - RSV

Strathcona Long Term Care Home

720 Princess St, Mount Forest

(Formerly Saugeen Valley Nursing Centre)

Long-Term Care - 2nd floor February 14   Respiratory

Download printable version of the Retirement & LTC Outbreak Bulletin for February 15, 2019 (PDF, 1 page)

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.