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COVID-19 Outbreak Declared on the Inpatient Unit at St. Marys Memorial Hospital

November 16, 2023

The Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance (HPHA) has declared a COVID-19 outbreak on the Inpatient Unit –at its St. Marys Memorial Hospital site.

Outbreak status refers to two or more confirmed positive COVID-19 cases among patients that could have possibly been acquired in the hospital.

The unit is now closed to admissions until further notice.

HPHA is working in collaboration with Huron Perth Public Health to manage the outbreak. Patients, family/caregivers and team members affected are in the process of being notified and testing of patients is taking place.

Family and Caregiver presence on the unit has been modified. Patients may only have one family caregiver/visitor per day with no in-and-out privileges. Family/caregivers will be required to wear personal protective equipment including mask, eye protection, gown and gloves.

“We’d also like remind our community members to please not visit a patient at any of our hospital sites if you are feeling unwell,” says Erica Jensen, Manager Quality, Patient Safety and Infection Control.