Two staff members at the Caressant Care in Woodstock are self isolating after one of them tested positive for COVID-19. The staff members did not have any contact with residents.
WOODSTOCK - Two staff members at the Caressant Care in Woodstock are self isolating after one of them tested positive for COVID-19.
The staff members did not have contact with any residents while at work. The staff member works in Oxford County, however they do not live in Oxford County, which is why they would not show up on the list of COVID-19 cases from Oxford on the SW Public Health page.
Here is the statement from Communications and Marketing Manager for Caressant Care Stuart Oakley:
"On Friday, March 27th, The Woodstock Long Term Care home was contacted by a staff member who reported testing positive for COVID-19. The staff member is currently self-isolating at home for 14 days. As a precaution, a second staff member, who had some contact with the individual, is also self isolating for 14 days on direction from the public health unit.
This individual did not have any contact with Residents while at work.
Family members and staff at the home were notified Friday, March 27th and calls to family members continued over the weekend. We are continuing to work with our local health unit. It is important to note that everything was done according to government guidelines and staff have done what they are supposed to do.
The home continues to actively screen authorized individuals coming into the facility. We are continuing our enhanced environmental cleaning and are doing everything possible to keep Staff and Residents safe."