Today (Dec. 16), the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (HKPR) District Health Unit declared a COVID-19 outbreak on the lower level of Hyland Crest Long-Term Care.

There are currently four confirmed resident cases associated with the outbreak on the lower level, as well as one staff case, HHHS said.

As a result of the outbreak, nine Hyland Crest 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, one at a time.

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 Hyland Crest Long-Term Care.

Services in the Minden Hospital remain unaffected by this outbreak and community members in need of
emergency care should not hesitate to seek assistance.

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