Confirmed case of COVID-19 at the Residence

First confirmed case of COVID-19 at the Prescott and Russell Residence
Posted on 10/09/2020
External view of the Prescott and Russell Residence

The United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR) learned today of the first positive case of COVID-19 within the Prescott and Russell Residence.

The person is self-isolating and receiving any necessary treatment, and the Residence is carefully monitoring other residents and staff members for any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 infection.

This is a serious but not unanticipated turn of events. Residence staff are prepared, and have implemented full outbreak protocols. Staff are taking every step to protect residents and staff from the effects of the disease and from further spread of infection, including the deployment of community paramedics.

Both residents and staff members that might have been exposed, but who exhibit no symptoms, are self-isolating. The Residence has plans in place to adapt to the absence of the staff members who are in isolation.

The UCPR continues to work closely with the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU), which is diligently following up and tracking contacts to contain any further propagation. The health care system is working and the safety and comfort of our residents and staff remains our top priority.

Please refer to this press release as the official statement from the UCPR on this matter.

Other updates will follow as additional information becomes available.