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Centennial Manor reporting respiratory outbreak NOT related to COVID-19

Hastings Centennial Manor in Bancroft is under a respiratory outbreak that is NOT related to COVID-19.

The County of Hastings made the announcement in a press release.

The respiratory infection was confirmed inside the home.

Officials say respiratory infections are common in long-term care homes and they are required to remain in an outbreak until the patient is clear of symptoms for nine days.

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“Although the County of Hastings does not normally advise the public of outbreaks within our long-term care homes by press release, we felt that during this time of increased awareness due to the COVID-19 virus, we wanted our local community to know that our residents are being cared for by our professional and caring staff as always,” said Jim Pine, CAO.

Staff at the manor are following protocols which include the use of personal protective equipment and infection control measures as directed by the Ministry of Health.

“We continued to be amazed and heartened by the dedication of our long-term care employees that provide critical care to our residents every day in a very uncertain time.  They are to be commended for their caring and dedication,” stated Warden Rick Phillips.

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