COVID-19 outbreak declared at the Norfolk Hospital Nursing Home

January 14, 2022

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared on the upper unit at the Norfolk Hospital Nursing Home (NHNH) after two residents, and a staff member tested posted for COVID-19.

The outbreak was announced on January 14, 2022, after the unit met the definition for an outbreak after asymptomatic individuals tested positive for COVID-19 during surveillance swabbing. Residents and health care workers on affected units are being tested – at this time, no further cases have been identified.

NHNH has implemented comprehensive Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) precautions. All residents have been isolated to their rooms, enhanced cleaning has been implemented, contact tracing is ongoing, and residents are being monitored closely for COVID-19 symptoms.

During this time, there will be no resident admissions or transfers to and from the upper unit.

The protection of our staff and nursing home residents remains our top priority, and we are working diligently to bring a safe and timely end to this outbreak.

In the meantime, we are asking all members of our community to please continue to follow public health guidelines: wear masks, socially distance, practice good hand hygiene, limit contacts, and get vaccinated. Above all, please be kind to one another. We are all in this together.

Media contact:

Aaron Gautreau
Director of Communications & Public Relations
Norfolk General Hospital &

West Haldimand General Hospital

Office phone: 519-426-0130 ext. 2454

Cell phone: 226-931-5752