A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at Eastholme in Powassan.

The Health Unit says as part of the enhanced testing of long-term care homes, residents and staff at Eastholme were tested on May 12th.

A health care worker has tested positive and is in isolation.

An outbreak is declared when there is a single lab-confirmed case in a resident or staff member.

Officials say all test results for residents at Eastholme have come back negative for COVID-19.

“Our staff are working with Eastholme to provide important public health direction,” said Dr. Jim Chirico Medical Officer of Health. “We know that older individuals are vulnerable, and it is important that we do our best to keep this population safe.”

(File photo by station staff)

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