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Providence Transitional Care Centre declares a COVID-19 watch – Kingston

Providence Care has declared a COVID-19 watch at its transitional care centre, located inside the old St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital, after a patient tested positive for the virus.

A positive test was detected during routine testing for those accessing care at the 64-bed facility.

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According to a press release by the centre, a watch is a heightened form of COVID-19 surveillance, which includes testing and monitoring for signs and symptoms.

At this time, Providence Transitional Care Centre does not meet the criteria for declaring an outbreak.

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“This is exactly why we have enhanced safety measures in place at all Providence Care sites,” says Infection Prevention and Control Director Heather Candon.

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“While I can’t go into the specifics of this case because of confidentiality, what I can say is some of our protective measures require patients to get tested for COVID-19 at various times during their care, even if they don’t have symptoms. With community spread growing, we aren’t taking any chances.”

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All 30 patients at the centre will be tested as a precaution, along with any staff identified as close contacts.

While the watch is in place, general visits won’t be allowed.


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