Cassellholme Facility-Wide COVID-19 Outbreak Declared Over
Cassellholme will continue to take all precautions required by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. This includes masking of all staff during their shifts, and continuing to limit visitors to the home. These initiatives are just a few of the precautions that the Home has taken proactively throughout the course of this pandemic.
Thank you to our staff for their continued hard work that does not go unnoticed. Thank you to our residents, their families, and our local community for their outpouring of support, donations, and understanding throughout this process.
Ongoing "internal" residents COVID-19 testing results as of May 27, 2020
|Negative result for COVID-19||75|
|Positive result for COVID-19||0|
Cassellholme staff & residents receive COVID-19 testing
On Friday, May 1, 2020, the outreach team from the North Bay Regional Health Centre, made up of physicians, nurse practitioners, community paramedics, respiratory therapists and lab technicians, performed swabs on 406 residents & staff. Cassellholme currently has 222 residents and, although it’s a matter of choice (to be tested), there was high compliance.
Dr. Ian Cowan, medical director of the COVID-19 assessment centre at the North Bay Regional Health Centre, said the work is part of the province’s plan to enhance testing in long-term care homes. The province has ordered public health units to test every resident and staff member at long-term care homes in Ontario.
Staff & Residents COVID-19 swab testing results done on May 1, 2020
Updated results as of May 13, 2020
|Total Tested||406 (staff & residents)|
|Negative result for COVID-19||200 (residents)|
|Positive result for COVID-19||0 (1 case resolved May 11/20)|
|Pending results||206 (6 residents + 200 staff - no positive staff cases reported, to date)|
Our website will continue to be updated as results are received.
Resident tests positive for COVID-19 - May 3, 2020
Cassellholme has been notified by The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit that a resident of Cassellholme has tested positive for COVID- 19. As a result, Cassellholme will be in a facility wide COVID-19 outbreak. The resident who tested positive is asymptomatic (showing no symptoms), and is feeling well. The resident has been tested a second time and we expect to have the results in a day or so. The resident will remain on isolation and staff will continue to wear the required PPE to provide care. We want to assure families that the risk of infection in our Home remains low.
As we are provided with information, we will continue to keep you updated. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 705-474-4250 Ext. 300 from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm daily.
Jamie Lowery, Chief Executive Officer
For families, click here to see changes at Cassellholme related to COVID-19.
For staff, click here for additional info related to COVID-19.