One worker of the Hastings Manor long-term care home in Belleville has tested positive for COVID-19, with no residents or other staff showing symptoms, the home’s director says.
The home on Belleville’s Dundas Street West has more than 200 residents. It is owned and operated by Hastings County.
County long-term care director Debbie Rollins said the worker had been on holidays prior to returning to work Jan. 6. The worker was then swabbed as part of the regular weekly testing of staff, Rollins said.
She said Hastings Prince Edward Public Health staff then notified Manor officials Jan. 8 the worker had tested positive.
“We have no residents demonstrating any symptoms,” Rollins said Monday, adding no staff were symptomatic either.
But she added all residents of the Manor’s secure Beech Villa unit and staff were being swabbed Monday, Jan. 11 and results could be known in 24 to 48 hours.
“We’ve put that area on isolation,” said Rollins. “We have postponed visits from essential caregivers until we get the results back.”