COVID-19 outbreak declared at Scarborough long term care home as more than 100 residents test positive

Nov 14 2020, 9:57 pm

A Scarborough long term care home is battling a COVID-19 outbreak in its facility, with 112 residents and 60 staff members testing positive for the virus.

The outbreak at Rockcliffe Care Community was declared on November 2. The facility has 204 beds.

Sienna Senior Living, which owns and operates the facility, added the residence to its list of communities facing outbreaks on November 13.

According to the Government of Ontario, an active COVID-19 outbreak at a long term care home indicates that there is at least one lab confirmed case of the virus in a resident or staff member.

“Sienna’s top priority is the health and safety of residents and team members– today more than ever,” the company said on their website.

“We are proud of the dedication and extraordinary work going on 24/7 in our residences, and have confidence in our processes and collective expertise to manage through this situation and play our role in helping to flatten the curve.”

As of November 13, nine other long term care homes and four retirement residences owned by Sienna have active outbreaks of COVID-19.

To date, 2,068 residents of long term care homes in Ontario have died from COVID-19.

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