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Niagara Long Term Care COVID-19 outbreak is over
The 15 day outbreak at Niagara Long Term Care is finally over as of Sept. 6.
The 15 day outbreak at Niagara Long Term Care is finally over as of Sept. 6. Somer Slobodian

The latest COVID lockdown is finally over at Niagara Long Term Care in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

As of Sept. 6, the region’s public health department lifted the outbreak that was declared on Aug. 22.

It lasted a total of 15 days and was contained to the second floor of the building.

The main dining room was reopened Tuesday, all visitors were allowed back into the home and residents were permitted out and about, Chris Poos, Executive Director of Niagara Long Term Care, said in an email to The Lake Report.

The residence will continue to follow its regular protocols, including masking, active screening and rapid testing, he said Poos. The home also will monitor residents and staff for any symptoms.

“We have appreciated the support from our community partners and families, and are so proud and thankful for our dedicated, hard-working team here at Niagara Long Term Care,” said Poos.

As of Sept. 9, Niagara public health reported 884 active cases of the virus, including 76 in Niagara-on-the-Lake.