Outbreak Reports in Ottawa Healthcare Institutions

The City of Ottawa outbreak status report is listed below. This report is posted daily and summarizes all currently active outbreaks in institutional settings (including hospitals, long-term care homes and retirement homes) and outbreaks that have been declared over since the last posting. The information in this status report is accurate at the date and time of posting. Please contact the facilities for changes that may occur between postings.

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) recommends that anyone visiting an institutions that is experiencing an outbreak: 
  • Not visit if you are ill
  • Always check in at the reception or front desk upon arrival
  • Adhere to all infection control measures provided to you by the facility
  • If the facility is experiencing an outbreak and you must visit, make your visit brief and visit only your loved one
  • Clean your hands often while in the facility with alcohol-based hand sanitizer especially:
    • When entering the facility and before leaving
    • Before entering and after leaving a resident's room
    • Before eating or assisting a resident with his/her meals
    • After going to the washroom or blowing your nose
  • If your hands are visibly soiled, you will need to wash with liquid soap and water
  • Get immunized against influenza every year
Responsibilities of Healthcare Institutions
The Health Protection and Promotion Act (HPPA) requires healthcare institutions like hospitals, long-term care home and retirement homes to report outbreaks to their local health authority.  The health authority for the City of Ottawa is Ottawa Public Health.  The most common outbreaks in institutions include gastroenteritis and respiratory infection outbreaks.  Gastroenteritis is an illness that generally causes symptoms of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever while a respiratory infection is an illness whose symptoms may include new or worsening cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, sore throat, fever/chills. 
Responsibilities of Ottawa Public Health (OPH)

Under the HPPA, OPH is required to investigate all reports of suspected and confirmed outbreaks.  OPH assist these institutions in implementing appropriate infection control measure to diminish the severity and length of any outbreak that they experience.  OPH also works with collaboratively with institutions to proactively prevent and control outbreaks and implement infection prevention and control best practices.

Should you have any questions, please contact the OPH Outbreak Reporting and Infection Prevention and Control Intake Line at 613-580-6744 ext. 26325.

 

Current Institutional COVID-19 Outbreak Status, as recorded in the integrated Public Health Information System (iPHIS) at 2pm on 28 May 2020
Facility Floor Setting Date Active Date Over
CARLINGVIEW MANOR FACILITY WIDE LTCH 2020-04-07  
CENTRE D'ACCUEIL CHAMPLAIN FACILITY WIDE LTCH 2020-05-02 2020-05-13
GARDEN TERRACE FACILITY WIDE LTCH 2020-03-27 2020-04-22
GARDEN TERRACE FACILITY WIDE LTCH 2020-04-23 2020-05-27
GARRY J ARMSTRONG FACILITY WIDE LTCH 2020-04-20 2020-05-08
LAURIER MANOR FACILITY WIDE LTCH 2020-04-13  
MADONNA CARE COMMUNITY FACILITY WIDE LTCH 2020-04-06  
MANOIR MAROCHEL FACILITY WIDE LTCH 2020-04-05 2020-05-21
MONTFORT LONG-TERM CARE CENTRE FACILITY WIDE LTCH 2020-04-08  
PERLEY RIDEAU VETERANS' HEALTH CENTRE FACILITY WIDE LTCH 2020-04-15 2020-05-25
PETER D CLARK FACILITY WIDE LTCH 2020-04-28  
RESIDENCE ELIZABETH BRUYERE FACILITY WIDE LTCH 2020-04-16  
ST. LOUIS RESIDENCE FACILITY WIDE LTCH 2020-04-21  
ST. PATRICK'S HOME FACILITY WIDE LTCH 2020-04-29  
STARWOOD FACILITY WIDE LTCH 2020-04-13 2020-05-11
VILLA MARCONI FACILITY WIDE LTCH 2020-04-09 2020-04-23
WEST END VILLA FACILITY WIDE LTCH 2020-05-02 2020-05-17
BARRHAVEN MANOR FACILITY WIDE RH 2020-04-17 2020-05-01
CHAPEL HILL  RETIREMENT FACILITY WIDE RH 2020-05-05 2020-05-20
CHAPEL HILL  RETIREMENT FACILITY WIDE RH 2020-05-27  
CITE PARKWAY FACILITY WIDE RH 2020-04-12 2020-05-01
EMBASSY WEST FACILITY WIDE RH 2020-05-16  
EMPRESS KANATA FACILITY WIDE RH 2020-04-27  
LORD LANSDOWNE FACILITY WIDE RH 2020-05-04 2020-05-18
MAISON ACCUEIL-SAGESSE FACILITY WIDE RH 2020-04-17 2020-05-03
MAPLEWOOD RETIREMENT COMMUNITY FACILITY WIDE RH 2020-03-28 2020-05-01
PARK PLACE FACILITY WIDE RH 2020-03-20 2020-04-10
PARK PLACE FACILITY WIDE RH 2020-04-22 2020-05-02
PROMENADE RETIREMENT RESIDENCE FACILITY WIDE RH 2020-03-26 2020-05-18
RED OAK RETIREMENT FACILITY WIDE RH 2020-05-02 2020-05-20
ROBERTSON HOUSE RETIREMENT FACILITY WIDE RH 2020-05-26  
ROCKCLIFFE RETIREMENT FACILITY WIDE RH 2020-05-02 2020-05-26
STILLWATER CREEK FACILITY WIDE RH 2020-05-16  
WATERFORD RETIREMENT FACILITY WIDE RH 2020-04-11 2020-04-20
WESTWOOD 2 FACILITY WIDE RH 2020-04-28  
MONTFORT HOSPITAL ANCILLARY STAFF Hosp Acute 2020-04-02 2020-04-14
MONTFORT HOSPITAL 3C Hosp Acute 2020-04-05 2020-04-17
MONTFORT HOSPITAL ICU Hosp Acute 2020-04-10 2020-04-20
QUEENSWAY CARLETON HOSPITAL A THREE Hosp Acute 2020-05-10  
TOH - CIVIC CAMPUS A FIVE B FIVE AMA Hosp Acute 2020-04-03 2020-04-14
TOH - CIVIC CAMPUS A FOUR Hosp Acute 2020-04-26 2020-05-05
TOH - CIVIC CAMPUS EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT Hosp Acute 2020-04-28 2020-05-11
TOH - GENERAL CAMPUS 5W BMT Hosp Acute 2020-04-05 2020-04-28
TOH - GENERAL CAMPUS 7 EAST Hosp Acute 2020-05-16  
TOH - GENERAL CAMPUS 6 NWE Hosp Acute 2020-05-22  
TOH - RIVERSIDE CAMPUS DIALYSIS Hosp Acute 2020-04-21 2020-05-07
UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA HEART INSTITUTE H5 Hosp Acute 2020-04-17 2020-04-28
ASSOCIATION INTEGRATION SOCIALE D'OTTAWA FACILITY WIDE Other 2020-04-24 2020-05-05
PLACE BESSERER - BRUYERE VILLAGE FACILITY WIDE Other 2020-05-15 2020-05-28
SETTLER'S RIDGE OCAPDD FACILITY WIDE Other 2020-03-31 2020-04-09
SHEPHERDS OF GOOD HOPE FACILITY WIDE Other 2020-05-14  

* All the outbreaks listed above reflect the outbreak definitions at the time they were declared open. Since April 1st, 1 staff or resident case of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 is considered an outbreak in long-term care homes (LTCH), retirement homes (RH) and other healthcare institutions and declared facility wide. Since May 10th, 2 staff or patient cases of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 within a specified unit within a 14-day period where both cases could have reasonably acquired their infection in hospital is considered an outbreak in a public hospital.

Summary of COVID-19 Outbreaks by Setting Type
Setting

Total Number of Ongoing COVID-19 Outbreaks

Total Number of Closed COVID-19 Outbreaks
Long-term Care Home 8 9
Retirement Home 6 12
Hospital 3 9
Other (Group Home, Assisted Living) 1 3

 * All the outbreaks listed above reflect the outbreak definitions at the time they were declared open. Since April 1st, 1 staff or resident case of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 is considered an outbreak in long-term care homes (LTCH), retirement homes (RH) and other healthcare institutions and the outbreak is declared facility wide. Since May 10th, 2 staff or patient cases of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 within a specified unit within a 14-day period where both cases could have reasonably acquired their infection in hospital is considered an outbreak in a public hospital. 

 

Detailed Summary of Confirmed COVID-19 Outbreaks in Ottawa Institutions

The detailed summary of COVID-19 Outbreaks in Ottawa Institutions will be updated daily for LTCH and on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for other institutions. 

The tables below provide a summary of all confirmed outbreaks of COVID-19 in Ottawa Long-Term Care Homes, Retirement Homes, Hospitals and other healthcare institutions (Other). The number of residents and staff, living in Ottawa, infected or deceased with laboratory confirmed COVID-19 is included. Outbreak data are extracted from iPHIS at 2 PM and case data is extracted from The COD at 2 PM the day before posting. Case counts and deaths among non-laboratory confirmed cases are not included. These data may differ from other numbers published elsewhere due to data entry lag, different reporting sources, or download times. Please note these numbers are preliminary and will continue to change as new information is received, and quality assurance work takes place.

Most Recent Long-Term Care Home Report: May 29, 2020 (PDF

For an accessible Excel file, please click here. Download provided by Open Ottawa.

Most Recent Retirement Home, Hospital, and Other Healthcare Institutions Report: May 29, 2020 (PDF)

 For an accessible Excel file, please click here. Download provided by Open Ottawa.

No Other Current Institutional Outbreaks recorded in the integrated Public Health Information System (iPHIS), as of May 27 2020 at 4PM. 

 

 

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