Today, the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (HKPR) District Health Unit declared that the COVID-
outbreak on the lower level of Hyland Crest Long-Term Care is over.

There 17 resident and five staff cases during the outbreak, which was declared on Dec. 16, 2022.

Regular activities will now resume, including receiving new admissions, allowing general visitors, allowing volunteers to enter the home, and scheduling of outings for residents.

“We are so grateful for the efforts of the staff at Hyland Crest, as well as our Infection Prevention and
Control (IPAC) team, in bringing this outbreak to an end,” said Carolyn Plummer, President & CEO of
Haliburton Highlands Health Services. “We also appreciate the understanding and cooperation of
residents and their families throughout the outbreak.”

Staff will continue to follow IPAC measures, including mandatory masking in all resident care areas, mandatory vaccination (of staff, essential caregivers, and other workers), and regular surveillance testing before entry into HHHS long-term care homes.