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New COVID case at Sunset Manor Nov. 19

A second staff member from the Collingwood long-term care facility has tested positive
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The County of Simcoe has confirmed an employee working at Sunset Manor long-term care home in Collingwood tested positive for the coronavirus. 

The results were delivered to the county on Nov. 19. The staff member's last shift was Nov. 13 and the county noted the individual was experiencing no symptoms at that time. On Nov. 16 the staff member became symptomatic and sought testing. 

"The health unit ... advised this staff did not work at the home during their period of communicability and so has not increased the risk at the home for those they had contact with," reads a statement posted on the county's website. "However, as an additional measure, we have placed precautions on another unit ... residents on this unit have been placed in quarantine with tray service and will be re-tested." 

One unit of Sunset Manor remains in outbreak with one previously confirmed staff case and one resident case. 

The county has reported the resident who tested positive remains in isolation precautions and is improving after exhibiting mild symptoms. 

Mass testing was scheduled for Nov. 19. 




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