Health Unit continuing to monitor Bradford long-term care home after COVID-19 outbreak affects 16

Health Unit confirmed additional cases Tuesday afternoon

Fourteen residents of a Bradford long-term care home have tested positive for COVID-19, as have two employees.

The owners of the Bradford Valley Care Community, Sienna Senior Living, confirmed the infections of ten residents and one staff member on Friday, adding precautionary measures were already in place before the outbreak. The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit on Tuesday afternoon confirmed an additional four residents and one employee, bringing the total to 16.

“Outbreaks in long term care facilities is a critical issue for us at this time because they’re such a vulnerable population for us,” said the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit’s Dr. Charles Gardner, “We need to do all that we can to protect the residents of those facilities,”

Staff at Bradford Valley continue to monitor all residents, not just those who have tested positive for COVID-19. None of the cases associated with the facility have required hospitalization.