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August 09, 2020
COVID-19 Media update: A Woodingford Lodge-Woodstock employee has tested positive for COVID-19

All long-term care admissions and all visits to have ceased effective immediately 

Oxford County is advising the community that an employee at Woodingford Lodge-Woodstock has tested positive for COVID-19.

Woodingford Lodge was notified by Southwestern Public Health of the test result earlier this evening on August 9. As a result, all long-term care admissions and all visits to Woodingford Lodge have ceased effective immediately. Additional steps taken to protect the health and safety of residents and other staff include:

  • immediate isolation of all residents in the employee’s assigned wing;
  • COVID-19 testing of 133 residents at the Woodstock site tonight, with 27 residents having been tested within three days ago as part of regular resident testing;
  • COVID-19 testing for all staff members who worked with the employee. All Woodingford Lodge employees are tested for COVID-19 every two weeks.

As a result of the positive employee test, Woodingford Lodge Medical Director Dr. Barry Roth and Director Mark Dager have now declared an outbreak at Woodingford Lodge-Woodstock, which halts new admissions and all visitations as per Ministry of Long-Term Care directive. This additional step allows Woodingford Lodge to give full attention to protecting the health and safety of everyone living and working at the site.

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