COVID-19 outbreak declared in Hanover Rooming House

The Grey Bruce Health Unit is working to manage an outbreak of COVID-19 declared in the Forum rooming house in Hanover. At least 10 cases are associated with the location at 315 10th St, Hanover. The facility is closed.

Anyone who entered, visited or stayed at that location since May 26 is considered a high risk contact. They should self-isolate for 14 days from the last day they were present at the residence and should contact a local assessment centre for testing. They should remain in self-isolation regardless of the outcome of the testing.

Public Health is providing testing, vaccination and working with Grey County to provide alternate housing. This includes coordinating specific logistics related to support for cases and close contacts in order to maintain basic necessities during isolation including food and supplies to prevent drug and alcohol withdrawal. Public Health is working with police to ensure security. We are providing a mobile vaccine clinic for non-cases.

We are ensuring all stakeholders are notified including: police, EMS, hospital, assessment centres, health care providers, other shelters, correction facilities, neighbouring health units, and the public to advise whomever stayed/visited.