April 11, 2020, Simcoe, ON – The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit, in collaboration with Anson Place staff, continue to take steps to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. Anson place is a both a long-term care facility and retirement home.

As of April 11, the facility reported that 51 of its residents had tested positive for COVID-19. Thirteen residents had died.

Thirty staff have also tested positive for COVID-19. These individuals are not working at the facility.

As part of the Health Unit’s public health management plan, residents are in self-isolation in their rooms, and staff are wearing full personal protective equipment to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.  All staff who are caring for residents at Anson Place are in self-isolation, with the exception that they may travel to and from work at the facility.