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Staff Member Tests Positive for COVID-19 Virus at Marshall Gowland Manor

Sarnia, ON - The administration team of Marshall Gowland Manor learned today that a staff member 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 today, and informed that as a result, Lambton Public Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at the Home.

The employee last worked in the Home Thursday, January 14, 2021 and is not symptomatic. The positive case was detected through routine staff testing, which is conducted as part of the Home's regular surveillance protocol. Residents are being tested today and currently no residents require isolation. Staff testing is ongoing.

Lambton Public Health will trace the employee's close contacts and contact those individuals to provide guidance.

"We want to assure the people who live at Marshall Gowland Manor, their families and our staff, that their health and safety continues to be our top priority," 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, and we are diligently following all of the policies and protocols put in place by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Long-Term Care to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our Homes."

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

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