On Feb. 14, Haliburton Highlands Health Services (HHHS) received word from Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine
Ridge District Health Unit that the COVID-19 outbreak at Hyland Crest had been declared over.
The home was declared to be in outbreak Jan. 31, when two essential caregivers tested positive in routine mandatory screening. All residents and staff at Hyland Crest have since been screened with no positive results.
“Obviously this is a tremendous relief for everyone and a strong testament to the efficacy of infection
prevention and control measures utilized by staff. All of the protocols we have put in place, and the
diligence of staff in ensuring their implementation, are what prevented the spread to residents and
staff. I have the utmost gratitude for the team at Hyland Crest and all of our staff across the
organization,” said president and CEO, Carolyn Plummer.
She added HHHS will continue to closely monitor residents and continue with rigorous infection prevention
measures. Staff and essential caregivers, who provide important physical and emotional support to
long-term care residents, will continue to participate in mandatory screening as directed by the Ministry
of Long-Term Care.
Residents at Hyland Crest, who have been in isolation since the outbreak
declaration, will now be able to resume socially distant activities within the home.