On March 20, HHHS declared a COVID-19 outbreak in the in-patient department of the Haliburton Hospital. There were five confirmed patient cases and two staff cases. The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit was informed.

As a result, all COVID-positive patients and those who may have been exposed have been isolated. The department is closed to further admissions, and visitors restricted to those receiving end-of-life care. Volunteers continue to be restricted.

HHHS will continue to maintain measure, including full Personal Protective Equipment and mandatory masking, vaccination, and active screening for symptoms of COVID-19. Enhanced cleaning will be conducted in the t and staff continue to monitor themselves for symptoms.

Services in the Emergency Department remain unaffected and community
members in need of emergency care should not hesitate to seek assistance.

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