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Four new COVID cases reported at Orillia's Trillium Manor

There are currently nine staff members and six residents who have tested positive for the virus
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Trillium Manor in Orillia is operated by the County of Simcoe. Contributed photo

There are three new staff cases and one new resident case of COVID-19 at Trillium Manor.

The Orillia long-term care home was first declared in outbreak on Dec. 14 by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit after one staff member tested positive. Since then, there have been a total of 15 positive tests, nine among staff members and six among the residents.

According to the County of Simcoe, which operates the home, cases have been traced back to the Oro-Medonte unit. The unit is currently in isolation, while other units at the home are in quarantine as a precaution.

Of the three new staff cases, one staff member last worked in the home on Dec. 14, the second staff member worked on Dec. 16, and the third worked last on Dec. 22. According to county officials, all three staff followed PPE and infection prevention and control protocols and were cohorted to the Oro-Medonte unit.

The staff members also tested negative on Dec. 9 as part of routine testing.

The resident who most recently tested positive lives on the Oro-Medonte unit and is asymptomatic at this time.

Trillium Manor is home to 114 residents total, and employs 180 staff members.


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Jessica Owen

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Jessica Owen is an experienced journalist working for Village Media since 2018, primarily covering Collingwood and education.
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