Creighton Lodge continues to cope amid COVID outbreak

Creighton Lodge residents and staff continue to cope well with the COVID-19 outbreak that started in mid-April.

A total of nine residents tested positive for the virus; the last two were diagnosed after a mobile testing clinic at the lodge on Sunday to test those who were close contacts with residents who previously tested positive.

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As for the two residents who had been receiving in-patient care at hospital, they have been released.

The restrictions at the lodge that have been in place are still in effect. The eating area and the lounge are closed. Only caregivers are allowed to enter the lodge.

Residents who currently aren’t regarded as active cases are allowed to come and go from the building.

Most of the lodge’s residents received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Feb. 27. Veroba said previously that she believes this outbreak would have been much worse if the residents didn’t have that first dose.

They have yet to receive their second dose.

Veroba praised the way in which residents and staff have handled the last couple of weeks, and the community continues to support those at the lodge.

It is hoped that the lodge can return to its pre-outbreak operations on May 5, when the two residents who tested positive most recently will be listed as recovered.

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