Hyland Crest COVID-19 outbreak declared over

    A sign at Hyland Crest long-term care home in Minden declares a COVID outbreak at the facility

    The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (HKPR) District Health Unit has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Hyland Crest long-term facility in Minden over.

    Thirteen residents tested positive during the outbreak, which was declared on August 6, 2022.

    “We deeply appreciate the hard work of our staff as they maintained and strengthened our important
    infection prevention and control measures, which has brought this outbreak to an end,” said Darlene
    Moore, temporary acting CEO of HHHS, in an Sept. 1 media release.

    “Our thanks also go out to residents and their loved ones who were impacted by the required changes to our visitor policy during the outbreak.”

    Outside visits are allowed once more, with both levels of the home re-opened.

    “Staff will continue to follow Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) measures including mandatory
    masking in all resident care areas, mandatory vaccination, regular surveillance testing, and active”
    screening before entry into all facilities,” stated the media release.