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This afternoon, the Western Public Health Unit have authorised a step-down in the outbreak to enhanced surveillance.
We a pleased to share more good news with you all. After our last round of tests for our Joy household, we can confirm that all results were negative to COVID-19 and as such, the Joy household joins Harmony, Peace and Happiness households as a “green zone” which is a COVID free zone!
We are pleased to inform you that we have received the results from the testing conducted on the 12th October and they are all NEGATIVE for both residents and staff.
Therefore, we have been advised Harmony, Peace and Happiness households have been downgraded to green zones. This means that all residents in these households may move about and socialise within their households. We have also just received advice from DHHS that the green households “are able to have visitors within the current guidelines for a non-outbreak setting”. That is, visitation is restricted to only visitors who are required to provide physical and emotional support to the residents.
We are pleased to report that we have 100% negative test results for all residents across the home. We can confirm that from the one positive staff case who worked in Manikato household, there has been no transmission to any other staff or resident at our home to date.
From the testing conducted on the 8th October, we identified another resident in the Love household to be positive with COVID, this resident is highly mobile and likes to wander and therefore, was unfortunately always deemed to be at high risk of catching the virus. This brings the total to 15 residents with COVID. There is one resident who are receiving additional fluids and one on oxygen for additional support. There is a lot of variability between residents’ conditions as they fight this infection. We are constantly monitoring all residents and have observed that their health can fluctuate through the day and night.