May 31, 2020

The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit continues to work closely with the leadership team of Scotlynn Group to actively manage an outbreak of COVID-19 at residences of migrant agricultural workers at a farm.

Of the approximately 90 test results received so far, 85 individuals have tested positive, while approximately 25 workers are showing symptoms of the disease.

Five of these workers have been admitted to hospital.

The Delhi Community Health Centre is assisting in the response, and has sent a team to evaluate symptomatic workers. Clinical staff are developing a plan to monitor these workers.

As part of the public health management plan, Health Unit staff are contacting individuals who have been in close contact with a worker for further evaluation.

The liaison official for the Mexican consulate has been updated, and is available to speak to workers. As well, the federal agency that supervises the temporary foreign worker program has been advised of the outbreak.

The Health Unit is working closely with the employer, Norfolk’s Emergency Operations Centre, Norfolk General Hospital and the Delhi Community Health Centre to ensure an effective health management plan designed to protect the health and wellbeing of migrant workers and the community as a whole.