Outbreak declared at RVH’s Transitional Care Unit

Three patients tested positive and have been moved to dedicated unit

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared within a unit at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH)

Three patients in the hospital’s Transitional Care Unit tested positive for COIVD-19 and have since been moved to RVH’s designated COVID unit.

All remaining patients within the unit have been swab-tested and are safely quarantined in their rooms.

“The health and safety of staff, physicians, patients and our community remains our top priority and we are working closely with the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit and our Occupational Health team to conduct a full-contact tracing investigation to determine the source of the exposure and risk to other patients and members of our team on the unit,” says Janice Skot, RVH president and CEO.

RVH has implemented its Outbreak Management Protocol which includes enhanced cleaning, surveillance, education and frequent communication to patients. As a further precaution, all staff who have recently provided direct patient care on the unit will be tested.