All visits cancelled after outbreak declared at Beeton long-term care home

One resident tested positive, others undergoing testing

An outbreak has been declared at Simcoe Manor after a resident tested positive for COVID-19.

The County of Simcoe oversees the Beeton long-term care home and says the positive test result was reported by the local health unit on Sunday. The resident was taken to local hospital, while all other residents and staff are being tested. All staff at Simcoe Manor were last tested between June 11 and 12, with all tests coming back negative.

As a result of the outbreak, all visits to the facility are postponed.

The County adds staff and residents at all four of its long-term care homes are being tested for COVID-19 twice a month as per guidance from Public Health Ontario.