On Nov. 20, the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (HKPR) District Health Unit declared a COVID-19
outbreak at Highland Wood Long-Term Care. There are currently two confirmed resident cases associated
with the outbreak.
As a result, six Highland Wood residents have been isolated. The home is also now closed
to any further admissions and general visitors. All outings will be cancelled unless it is for a medical
appointment. Volunteers are also restricted from entering the home at this time. Essential caregivers
may continue to visit.
HHHS will continue to maintain important Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) measures, including
mandatory masking in all resident care areas, mandatory vaccination, regular surveillance testing before
entry into long-term care facilities, and enhanced cleaning at Highland Wood Long-Term Care.
Services in the Haliburton Hospital remain unaffected by this outbreak and community members in need
of care should not hesitate to seek assistance.