Additional test results imminent for Dundas Manor after staff member tests positive for COVID-19

WINCHESTER — Results of additional COVID-19 tests carried out at Dundas Manor are expected imminently after an individual staff member turned up positive late last week.

The symptom-free employee at the Winchester-based nursing home — a resident of SD&G — was found to be positive for the virus during routine testing. That development officially placed Dundas Manor in the “outbreak” column for the first time since the start of the pandemic and triggered the Eastern Ontario Health Unit to test all residents and staff.

“Nobody is sick, nobody has symptoms, but we tested everybody, and we’re expecting the results momentarily” said Eastern Ontario Medical Officer of Health Dr. Paul Roumeliotis during this evening’s media briefing.

Dundas Manor has ended indoor and outdoor visits at the home in the meantime, according to a post on the institution’s Facebook page. Management also says it is “taking every infection control precaution to keep our residents and staff safe.”

The Manor is the only nursing home currently in outbreak status within the EOHU coverage area. However, Auberge Plein Soleil in Alfred — a nursing home — also found itself in the category after an employee tested positive late last month.

The region currently has 17 active cases of COVID-19.

As of last week, the EOHU began providing a more complete breakdown of cases by municipality (see below).





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