Resident Tests Positive for COVID-19 Virus at Marshall Gowland Manor


Sarnia, ON - The administration team of Marshall Gowland Manor learned this evening

that a resident has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.


People living in the long-term care home and their families were notified of the positive

case, and informed that as a result, Lambton Public Health has declared a COVID-19

outbreak at the Home.


The resident was placed in isolation as soon as they started experiencing symptoms of

illness. All residents and staff in the Home were offered testing on May 5, 2020 and no

positive results were reported from that surveillance testing.


"We want to assure the people who live at Marshall Gowland Manor, their families and

our staff, that their health and safety is our top priority. We are diligently following all of

the policies and protocols put in place by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of LongTerm Care to prevent the spread of COVID-19," said Jane Joris, General Manager,

Long-Term Care Division. "We are working closely with Lambton Public Health and

following the guidance that is provided to us."


Marshall Gowland Manor has been restricting its visitors since March 13 and in

accordance with Ministry guidelines, has been actively screening all staff entering the

Home since March 9. Marshall Gowland Manor is home to 127 people, and employs

almost 200 staff members in a range of occupations from nursing, to food service, to

recreation and environmental services.


Please contact:

Jane Joris

General Manager, Long-Term Care Division

County of Lambton

519-845-0809 ext. 5214

jane.joris@county-lambton.on.ca