COVID-19 outbreak declared at Guelph General Hospital

Dec. 22, 2021– In consultation with Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health, Guelph General Hospital declared a COVID-19 outbreak on its 4 East unit after two patients and one staff tested positive.

The Hospital has taken several steps to help patients and keep the virus from spreading. These steps include; putting all the patients in the unit in appropriate additional precautions, COVID testing of all patients and staff in the unit, closing the unit to visitors and increasing the cleaning being done including frequent cleaning of high touch and high traffic areas.

The outbreak was the first one in over seven months at the hospital. “Our ongoing priority is to ensure the safety of patients and staff who have worked diligently to limit the spread of COVID-19 during this challenging time,” said Marianne Walker, President and CEO. “We are greatly concerned about the rapid surge of COVID-19 cases in the community and ask everyone do their part to reduce community spread.” 

As long as no new cases appear in the unit, the outbreak can be declared over December 30.