Hamilton nursing home resident tests positive for COVID-19

Hamilton Public Health has confirmed a case of COVID-19 at a long-term care facility in Stoney Creek.

The case involves an 80-year-old female resident at Heritage Green Nursing Home who was brought to St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton on Monday for a scheduled treatment.

Hamilton Public Health says during her visit the woman began displaying symptoms and was moved to isolation where she remains.

Seven hospital staff are now self-isolating, however, no patients have been put at risk.

“We have carefully reviewed and identified the patient’s interactions and we are confident we have contained all potential exposure,” said Dr. David Russell, chief of staff at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton.

Public Health officials say they are working collaboratively with both facilities to investigate further and take the necessary actions to protect other residents, employees and health care providers.

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