After 28 lives lost, Bobcaygeon’s Pinecrest Nursing Home has declared an end to its outbreak

Long-term care home lost 40 percent of its residents to the disease

Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon, a long-term care facility hard-hit in the early days of the COVID crisis, has come out the other end of it.

Mary Carr, Administrator at the long-term care home, announced that Public Health confirmed this morning that all residents of the home have been free of symptoms for 14 days or more. This brings to an end an outbreak of COVID-19 that claimed 40 percent of the lives at the 65-bed facility.

The moment staff were told the outbreak was over was caught on video.

“The COVID-19 pandemic is the greatest challenge we have seen in our home,” said Carr, “I want to thank the Bobcaygeon community, our dedicated staff, residents’ families, and health system partners for their support. I’ve mentioned previously that we will get through the outbreak by standing together, and today, this has proven true.”

Despite today’s positive news, the long-term care home will continue all infection control and prevention measures. The home will remain closed to non-essential visitors.