By Chad Ingram
Residents of the Hyland Crest long-term care facility in Minden have tested negative for COVID-19.
Hyland Crest remains under a declared outbreak after two essential caregivers tested positive for the virus.
Haliburton Highlands Health Services confirmed on Feb. 3 that test results for residents had come back negative.
“We share this news with a sense of caution, because we know that this testing provides us one ‘picture in time’ and that we must remain extremely vigilant about our infection prevention and control measures,” HHHS CEO Carolyn Plummer said in a press release.
HHHS continues to monitor residents, who will remain in isolation for the remainder of the declared outbreak.
“Essential caregivers, who provide important physical and emotional support to long-term care residents, will continue to be required to demonstrate a negative COVID-19 test within the past seven days before accessing our facilities,” the release reads.
Test results for staff members were pending as of Feb. 3.