COVID-19 | Public Health declares outbreak at Heritage Green Nursing Home in Stoney Creek

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Hamilton Public Health has declared an outbreak of COVID-19  at Heritage Green Nursing Home in Stoney Creek.

A second person in the facility has a confirmed case, a 55-year-old female resident became symptomatic on March 19.

The first case at this facility was reported on Wednesday, when an 80-year-old woman who lives on the same floor of the nursing home was confirmed positive for COVID-19.

An outbreak is declared by Public Health when there are two or more confirmed cases of COVID-19 amongst residents or staff of a long-term-care facility. 

A release from Hamilton Public Health says Heritage Green is continuing to isolate the entire floor of the nursing home, cohort staff (dedicated staff to dedicated areas), isolate residents and provide in-room meals.  The facility remains closed to visitors.