COVID-19 outbreak declared over at one of Ottawa's hardest hit long-term care homes
Carlingview Manor on Carling Avenue.
OTTAWA -- The deadliest COVID-19 outbreak at an Ottawa long-term care home is officially over.
Ottawa Public Health declared the COVID-19 outbreak over at Carlingview Manor on Carling Avenue on Thursday, June 18. The declaration means there are no active cases of COVID-19 among staff or residents at the long-term care home.
The COVID-19 outbreak was declared at the 303-bed facility on April 7.
A total of 170 residents and 89 staff members at Carlingview Manor tested positive for COVID-19. According to the health unit, 59 residents of Carlingview Manor died due to COVID-19.
In a statement Sunday afternoon, Revera Chief Medical Officer Dr. Rhonda Collins said, "The team at Carlingview Manor and the entire Revera family offer our most sincere condolences to the families and friends of the people we lost to this unprecedented pandemic."
"We want to express our gratitude and appreciation for the support we have received from the families of our residents, the wider Ottawa community, Ottawa Public Health, Queensway-Carleton Hospital and the Champlain Health Region during this extremely challenging outbreak."
In early June, Councillor Theresa Kavanagh called on the Ontario Government to bring in new management at Carlingview Manor.
The Queensway-Carleton Hospital provided support to staff at Carlingview Manor during the COVID-19 outbreak.
"We want to assure you that we are not letting our guard down now that this outbreak is over," said Dr. Collins.
"We are maintaining our vigilance, monitoring residents and screening staff for symptoms, and ensuring that staff wear surgical masks at all times."
Carlingview Manor will be sharing details on its plan to resume visits with family members in the coming days.
With files from CTV News Ottawa's Ted Raymond