For Immediate Release: February 11, 2021
Monday February 8, 2021 Iroquois Lodge was advised the facility could discontinue “outbreak
“Outbreak precautions” were implemented when surveillance testing reported two positive
COVID-19 tests for non-residents last Thursday February 4.
Non-residents include staff, contractors and caregivers working at the Lodge.
These precautions included placing all residents in their rooms under contact and droplet
precautions. The residents ate their meals and received personal care in their rooms. PPE was
worn when providing care to residents as an added layer of protection against potential
transmission. As a precautionary measure, all residents and staff were retested. All of these
tests came back negative.
On February 7, 2021 the Director of Health Services was advised by Public Health that the two
previous, non-resident lab confirmed cases, were lab confirmed as negative.
As further precautions Iroquois Lodge will maintain the single designated caregiver while the
active cases in the community remain high.
“Both residents and all of the staff are very happy to discontinue outbreak precautions.
Surveillance testing proves to be an extremely useful tool to protect our people against COVID19. I also want to say Nya:weh thank you to the staff for how well they responded to this
possible outbreak. The staff really came together to keep each other and the residents safe, I am so proud of them!” Said Lori Davis Hill, Director of Health Services.