COVID-19 outbreak declared at The Grove Nursing Home

January 17, 2022 – This past weekend under the guidance of Renfrew County and District Public Health Unit (RCDHU), a COVID-19 outbreak was declared at The Grove Nursing Home.

There is currently confirmation of two positive staff cases associated with the outbreak and no other confirmed cases at this time. The outbreak has not changed access to the home for visitors or essential caregivers.

In partnership with RCDHU and Arnprior Regional Health’s Infection Prevention and Control and Occupational Health and Safety teams, The Grove has implemented the necessary outbreak protocols to protect the health and safety of residents and staff. This includes:

  • Contact tracing and testing
  • PCR testing of all residents
  • Enhanced cleaning of high-touch areas
  • Recreation programs have been paused
  • Increased PPE measures for staff

The Grove also continues with its precautionary measures of regular surveillance testing (via rapid antigen testing), active screening upon entry, and adherence to its mandatory vaccination policy.

About Arnprior Regional Health

Arnprior Regional Health (ARH) is a progressive 141-bed organization that includes a fully accredited community hospital, nursing home, primary health care centre and extensive community programs. ARH is a regional hub with a strong history of providing exemplary care to the residents of West Ottawa, McNab/Braeside, Arnprior and Mississippi Mills. As your partner in health, ARH is committed to listening to and responding to meet the needs of those we serve, because together, we create a healthy community.

For more information:

Melissa McDermott

Communications Manager

Arnprior Regional Health

[email protected]