Huron Perth Public Health Learns of Death in Resident at Greenwood Court

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Saturday, April 11, 2020

Huron Perth Public Health was saddened to learn today of the passing of a resident at Greenwood Court who had tested positive for COVID-19. The resident was in their 80s and became sick with COVID-19 symptoms on April 3.

“We were very sorry to hear of the passing of this person in the Greenwood Court community,” says Dr. Miriam Klassen, Medical Officer of Health. “Our thoughts are with the family, friends and Greenwood Court staff and residents during this difficult time.”

Huron Perth Public Health continues to work closely with Greenwood Court to support case and contact management and infection control. To date there have been 6 confirmed cases in residents included in this outbreak and 5 confirmed cases in staff. No new confirmed cases were reported today. All affected individuals continue to be cared for at Greenwood Court, and none have been transferred to hospital. Testing on staff and residents at the home continues for anyone who develops symptoms; if new cases are identified, close contacts may also be tested whether symptomatic or not.

Hillside Manor continues to have one confirmed case of COVID-19.

“We know how serious this infection can be for our vulnerable populations, including our seniors in long-term care homes and in those with underlying health conditions,” says Dr. Klassen. “We’d like to thank the dedicated staff of Greenwood Court and staff at our other long-term care and retirement homes in Huron and Perth who continue to care for our higher risk populations during this challenging time.”

For information about COVID-19: