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Pleasant Manor facing COVID-19 outbreak
Radiant Care Pleasant Manor is currently in a COVID-19 outbreak
Radiant Care Pleasant Manor is currently in a COVID-19 outbreak

Pleasant Manor in Virgil is in the midst of a COVID-19 outbreak.

Chief executive officer Tim Siemens said the outbreak at the long-term care facility was declared on July 21.

Five residents and three employees have tested positive and are not showing any symptoms, he said. There have been no deaths.

This is the second outbreak at Pleasant Manor since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020.

“We are following (ministry) and Niagara public health protocols and guidelines as they relate to preparing for an outbreak of COVID-19,” Siemens said in an email.

Currently, things seem contained, said Siemens. He said the facility has sufficient PPE and that residents are comfortable.

“We are very grateful for the support of our loving families and community and thank them in advance for their co-operation, patience and understanding as we enter our 29th month of adhering to strict guidelines, protocols and mandates for the safety of our residents and employees,” he said.

As of Wednesday, Niagara Region reported 965 cases of COVID-19, 64 of them in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Pleasant Manor’s is the second outbreak in Niagara-on-the-Lake within the last few weeks. As of Monday, the Upper Canada Lodge COVID-19 outbreak was over.