Six of the 10 residents being cared for in our COVID-19 cohorting area at Tucker Hall are now considered recovered by Public Health. We expect the remaining residents to recover by the end of the week. Six of the seven Shannex employees who tested positive have also recovered and are cleared by Public Health and our Occupational Health team.
An outbreak of COVID-19 was declared at Parkland Saint John on November 20.
“It’s a good day at Tucker Hall,” said Derek Green, Vice President of New Brunswick Operations. “This is an important milestone in our recovery from this outbreak, and we are looking forward to having all residents recover in the coming days. This would not have been possible without the tremendous support and selflessness of our dedicated team members at Tucker Hall, including those who volunteered to work exclusively in the cohorting area. Thank you for always putting residents first. I would also like to thank Public Health and the New Brunswick Provincial Rapid Management Team, clinical members of the Department of Social Development and our other community partners for their continued support.”
Public Health, the Medical Officer of Health and Shannex’s Infection Control Specialist determine when a resident has passed the infectious stage, is improving and is deemed well enough to be discharged from the cohorting area. As residents recover, there is a plan and process in place for them to be safely discharged from the cohorting area. Once all residents have recovered, the cohorting area will be decommissioned. This transition is expected to be completed by Friday, December 18.