Cassellholme officials say the second COVID-19 test of a resident has come back negative.
The swab was taken the same day the original results came in of the resident testing positive.
“We are so grateful to have the results back to provide you with this update! We are awaiting direction from The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit regarding the Homes status with respect to the COVID-19 Facility Wide Outbreak,” Cassellholme CEO Jamie Lowery said. “They may request another test be performed and/or every single swab to be returned negative.”
The original test indicated that a resident, a man between the age of 60 and 79 had tested positive. Lowery said at the time that over 200 staff have tested negative for COVID-19.
“Our long-term homes are probably the most vulnerable people we have,” North Bay Mayor Al McDonald told Moose FM. “I do know that they have put all the protocols in place for the last month and a half so they’re doing what they can.”
“If it was to spread in long-term homes, you just have to look around the province and see what has happened there,” McDonald continued. “That’s why it is so, so important to stay at home if you can.”