Grove Nursing Home suffers third COVID outbreak in 2022

Special to WC Online

ARNPRIOR – The Grove Nursing Home declared a COVID-19 outbreak at the long-term care home yesterday (Oct. 16) its third outbreak this year.

“Yesterday, under the guidance of Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU), a COVID-19 outbreak was declared in the Oak Crescent Resident Home Area (RHA) of the Grove Nursing Home,” Arnprior Regional Health (ARH) communications manager Melissa McDermott released in a statement today (Oct. 17). “The other two RHAs – Maple Avenue and Pine Lane – are not impacted by the outbreak.”

There is currently confirmation of three resident cases associated with the outbreak and no confirmed staff cases at this time. 

“Due to the outbreak, general visitor access to the Grove’ Oak Crescent RHA has been paused; however, two essential caregivers are permitted to visit their family member in this RHA,” McDermott said. “There is no impact to visitor access for residents living in the other two RHAs.”

In partnership with RCDHU, The Grove has implemented the necessary outbreak protocols to protect the health and safety of residents and staff. This includes:  

  • Contact tracing and testing 
  • Isolation protocols 
  • Enhanced cleaning of high-touch areas 
  • Increased PPE measures for staff and essential caregivers 

The Grove Nursing Home have declared two other COVID-19 outbreaks in 2022. Staff declared an outbreak on Aug. 16 when one case was confirmed and on Jan. 17 when two staff were confirmed with COVID-19.


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