Situation at Résidences Soleil - Manoir SherbrookeThursday March 26, 2020 | News
A private seniors' residence—Les Résidences Soleil - Manoir Sherbrooke—is currently experiencing situation related to COVID-19.
The CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS confirms that a situation related to COVID-19 is currently affecting Les Résidences Soleil – Manoir Sherbrooke, a private seniors' residence.
As soon as it was informed, the institution sent an infection prevention and control nurse to support the residence in strengthening its prevention measures. Another nurse was also sent to screen residents presenting with symptoms. Social workers have also been called in.
Staff Members Must Be Tested
The staff of this private ersident must go to the test centre at Hôtel-Dieu de Sherbrooke. The centre is open 7 days a week, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., on a walk-in basis. The processing of these tests and receiving the results have been prioritized in order to contain the outbreak. The mode of transmission for the first case is contact with a person outside the residence.
"Last night, I called on the Sherbrooke Police Service to contribute to the rigorous application of precautionary measures that begin with the confinement of residents in their apartments and the banning of all visitors, in accordance with the Public Health Act and the current state of health emergency decreed by the Quebec government," stated Dr. Alain Poirier, the head of public health in Estrie.
He went on to say that, now more than ever, residents, their families, and staff must cooperate in complying with the precautionary measures to limit the spread of the virus.
Strengthening Precautionary Measures
The CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS is ensuring that the private residence reinforces its precautionary measures for both residents and staff, including confining residents, reviewing the logistics of meal distribution, and halting all the usual activities in the common areas.
This situation is a reminder of the seriousness that must be given to the measures put in place by the Quebec government in all living and care settings with respect to the suspension of visits and the isolation of people aged 70 or older.
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