Outbreak declared over at the Golden Plough Lodge

Cobourg, ON – April 6, 2021 –  The recent COVID-19 outbreak at the Golden Plough Lodge long-term care home has been declared over. A confirmed positive case in one staff member has resolved with no transmission to residents or other staff.

“We are pleased to share that the Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit has declared the COVID-19 outbreak at the Golden Plough Lodge to be over,” states Administrator Bill Detlor. “This is most welcome news for our residents, families and staff. We appreciate the ongoing support from our public health partners as we strive to exercise the greatest caution in our work to keep residents and staff safe. We will continue with strict infection control measures—including PPE use by all staff, twice-daily active screening of all staff and residents, and continued rapid antigen testing of all staff—as we maintain our strong defence against this virus.”

Visitor restrictions remain in place at the Golden Plough Lodge in accordance with heightened Provincial restrictions, with one Essential Caregiver per resident permitted.