June 2020 – Information Updates

DAILY UPDATE – SUNDAY JUNE 14, 2020

Please see below for the daily update for Saturday June 14, 2020, which includes a summary of the current COVID-19 situation at Northwood.

Facility cases (total): 345 (no change)

Residents
Total cases: 246 (no change)
Active cases: 0 (no change)
Recoveries: 193 (no change)
Deaths: 53 (no change)

Employees
Total cases: 99 (no change)
Active cases: 0 (no change)
Recoveries: 99 (no change)

Additional information –

Please note, as Northwood’s active caseload has hit zero, we will be tentatively transitioning to a weekly reporting structure on Monday, June 15. After a week of no active cases, updates will be posted each Monday detailing the situation at Northwood, reporting on the same statistics. If there is a need to increase this reporting structure back to daily updates, Northwood will do so.

Northwood is now offering scheduled, family outdoor visits with our residents. All visits must be conducted safely and in accordance with the guidelines set out by Public Health. For more information, please see our visitation guidelines for Halifax and Bedford.

DAILY UPDATE – SATURDAY JUNE 13, 2020

Please see below for the daily update for Saturday June 13, 2020, which includes a summary of the current COVID-19 situation at Northwood.

NOTE – The earlier report of a new case of COVID-19 at Northwood was the result of a false positive. There are no active cases at the Halifax facility.

Facility cases (total): 345 (no change)

Residents
Total cases: 246 (no change)
Active cases: 0 (no change)
Recoveries: 193 (no change)
Deaths: 53 (no change)

Employees
Total cases: 99 (no change)
Active cases: 0 (no change)
Recoveries: 99 (no change)

Additional information –

The earlier report of a new case of COVID-19 at Northwood was the result of a false positive. There remain no active cases at the Halifax facility.

Northwood is now offering scheduled, family outdoor visits with our residents. All visits must be conducted safely and in accordance with the guidelines set out by Public Health. For more information, please see our visitation guidelines for Halifax and Bedford.

DAILY UPDATE – FRIDAY JUNE 12, 2020

Please see below for the daily update for Friday June 12, 2020, which includes a summary of the current COVID-19 situation at Northwood.

Facility cases (total): 345 (no change)

Residents
Total cases: 246 (no change)
Active cases: 0 (no change)
Recoveries: 193 (no change)
Deaths: 53 (no change)

Employees
Total cases: 99 (no change)
Active cases: 0 (no change)
Recoveries: 99 (no change)

Additional information –

Please note, as Northwood’s active caseload has hit zero, we will be tentatively transitioning to a weekly reporting structure on Monday, June 15. After a week of no active cases, updates will be posted each Monday detailing the situation at Northwood, reporting on the same statistics. If there is a need to increase this reporting structure back to daily updates, Northwood will do so.

Northwood is now offering scheduled, family outdoor visits with our residents. All visits must be conducted safely and in accordance with the guidelines set out by Public Health. For more information, please see our visitation guidelines for Halifax and Bedford.

Today, Northwood President and CEO Janet Simm, and Executive Director of Long-Term Care Josie Ryan held a virtual press conference for media to provide an update and address questions. Video of the press conference is available below.

DAILY UPDATE – THURSDAY JUNE 11, 2020

Please see below for the daily update for Thursday June 11, 2020, which includes a summary of the current COVID-19 situation at Northwood.

Facility cases (total): 345 (no change)

Residents
Total cases: 246 (no change)
Active cases: 0 (no change)
Recoveries: 193 (no change)
Deaths: 53 (no change)

Employees
Total cases: 99 (no change)
Active cases: 0 (no change)
Recoveries: 99 (no change)

Additional information –

All long-term care residents at Northwood Halifax continue to be regularly tested for COVID-19, whether they have symptoms or not. Please be assured that if your loved one tests positive for COVID-19 the family will be contacted by a member of our staff to discuss the test result and the care plan.

Please note, as Northwood’s active caseload has hit zero, we will be tentatively transitioning to a weekly reporting structure on Monday, June 15. After a week of no active cases, updates will be posted each Monday detailing the situation at Northwood, reporting on the same statistics. If there is a need to increase this reporting structure back to daily updates, Northwood will do so.

DAILY UPDATE – WEDNESDAY JUNE 10, 2020

Please see below for the daily update for Wednesday June 10, 2020, which includes a summary of the current COVID-19 situation at Northwood.

Facility cases (total): 345 (no change)

Residents
Total cases: 246 (no change)
Active cases: 0 (1 less)
Recoveries: 193 (+1 new)
Deaths: 53 (no change)

Employees
Total cases: 99 (no change)
Active cases: 0 (no change)
Recoveries: 99 (no change)

Additional information –

Update: Non-perishable drop-offs
Since May 26th we have been excepting non-perishable drop-offs. The process has been going well and there are more and more drop-offs every week. To help accommodate the rising numbers we are now extending drop-offs to seven days per week starting on June 15th. The times will change from 8 AM to 8 PM. To help keep the process seamless we would like to suggest that family and loved ones avoid dropping off during the shift changes. The shift change at the Halifax Campus is from 2:45 PM to 3:15 PM, Bedford from 3:45 PM to 4:15 PM.

All long-term care residents at Northwood Halifax continue to be regularly tested for COVID-19, whether they have symptoms or not. Please be assured that if your loved one tests positive for COVID-19 the family will be contacted by a member of our staff to discuss the test result and the care plan.

Please note, as Northwood’s active caseload has hit zero, we will be tentatively transitioning to a weekly reporting structure. After a week of no active cases, updates will be posted each Monday detailing the situation at Northwood, reporting on the same statistics. If there is a need to increase this reporting structure back to daily updates, Northwood will do so.

DAILY UPDATE – TUESDAY JUNE 9, 2020

Please see below for the daily update for Tuesday June 9, 2020, which includes a summary of the current COVID-19 situation at Northwood.

Facility cases (total): 345 (no change)

Residents
Total cases: 246 (no change)
Active cases: 1 (no change)
Recoveries: 192 (no change)
Deaths: 53 (no change)

Employees
Total cases: 99 (no change)
Active cases: 0 (no change)
Recoveries: 99 (no change)

Additional information –

All long-term care residents at Northwood Halifax continue to be regularly tested for COVID-19, whether they have symptoms or not. Please be assured that if your loved one tests positive for COVID-19 the family will be contacted by a member of our staff to discuss the test result and the care plan.

DAILY UPDATE – MONDAY JUNE 8, 2020

Please see below for the daily update for Monday June 8, 2020, which includes a summary of the current COVID-19 situation at Northwood.

Facility cases (total): 345 (no change)

Residents
Total cases: 246 (no change)
Active cases: 1 (no change)
Recoveries: 192 (no change)
Deaths: 53 (no change)

Employees
Total cases: 99 (no change)
Active cases: 0 (1 less)
Recoveries: 99 (+1 new)

Additional information –

All long-term care residents at Northwood Halifax continue to be regularly tested for COVID-19, whether they have symptoms or not. Please be assured that if your loved one tests positive for COVID-19 the family will be contacted by a member of our staff to discuss the test result and the care plan.

DAILY UPDATE – SUNDAY JUNE 7, 2020

Please see below for the daily update for Sunday June 7, 2020, which includes a summary of the current COVID-19 situation at Northwood.

Facility cases (total): 345 (no change)

Residents
Total cases: 246 (no change)
Active cases: 1 (no change)
Recoveries: 192 (no change)
Deaths: 53 (no change)

Employees
Total cases: 99 (no change)
Active cases: 1 (no change)
Recoveries: 98 (no change)

Additional information –

All long-term care residents at Northwood Halifax continue to be regularly tested for COVID-19, whether they have symptoms or not. Please be assured that if your loved one tests positive for COVID-19 the family will be contacted by a member of our staff to discuss the test result and the care plan.

DAILY UPDATE – SATURDAY JUNE 6, 2020

Please see below for the daily update for Saturday June 6, 2020, which includes a summary of the current COVID-19 situation at Northwood.

Facility cases (total): 345 (no change)

Residents
Total cases: 246 (no change)
Active cases: 1 (no change)
Recoveries: 192 (no change)
Deaths: 53 (no change)

Employees
Total cases: 99 (no change)
Active cases: 1 (no change)
Recoveries: 98 (no change)

Additional information –

All long-term care residents at Northwood Halifax continue to be regularly tested for COVID-19, whether they have symptoms or not. Please be assured that if your loved one tests positive for COVID-19 the family will be contacted by a member of our staff to discuss the test result and the care plan.

President and CEO Janet Simm recorded messages for the Northwood community throughout the week.

Watch the message to residents.

Watch the message to tenants.

DAILY UPDATE – FRIDAY JUNE 5, 2020

Please see below for the daily update for Friday June 5, 2020, which includes a summary of the current COVID-19 situation at Northwood.

Facility cases (total): 345 (no change)

Residents
Total cases: 246 (no change)
Active cases: 1 (2 less)
Recoveries: 192 (+2 new)
Deaths: 53 (no change)

Employees
Total cases: 99 (no change)
Active cases: 1 (no change)
Recoveries: 98 (no change)

Additional information –

On Thursday June 5, Northwood President and CEO Janet Simm recorded a message addressing Northwood tenants.

All long-term care residents at Northwood Halifax continue to be regularly tested for COVID-19, whether they have symptoms or not. Please be assured that if your loved one tests positive for COVID-19 the family will be contacted by a member of our staff to discuss the test result and the care plan.

Please note, when Northwood’s active caseload hits zero, we will then start to transition to a weekly reporting structure. After a week of no active cases, updates will be posted each Monday detailing the situation at Northwood, reporting on the same statistics. If there is a need to increase this reporting structure back to daily updates, Northwood will do so.

A MESSAGE TO THE NORTHWOOD TENANTS

On Friday June 5, Northwood President and CEO Janet Simm recorded a message addressing Northwood tenants. Please see below for her message.

DAILY UPDATE – THURSDAY JUNE 4, 2020

Please see below for the daily update for Thursday June 4, 2020, which includes a summary of the current COVID-19 situation at Northwood.

Facility cases (total): 345 (no change)

Residents
Total cases: 246 (no change)
Active cases: 3 (no change)
Recoveries: 190 (no change)
Deaths: 53 (no change)

Employees
Total cases: 99 (no change)
Active cases: 1 (1 less)
Recoveries: 98 (+1 new)

Additional information –

On Thursday June 4, Northwood President and CEO Janet Simm recorded a message addressing Northwood residents. She was joined by grade 2 students from Kingswood Elementary School who shared their messages of support to residents.

All long-term care residents at Northwood Halifax continue to be regularly tested for COVID-19, whether they have symptoms or not. Please be assured that if your loved one tests positive for COVID-19 the family will be contacted by a member of our staff to discuss the test result and the care plan.

A MESSAGE TO THE NORTHWOOD RESIDENTS

On Thursday June 4, Northwood President and CEO Janet Simm recorded a message addressing Northwood residents. She is joined by grade 2 students from Kingswood Elementary School who shared their messages of support to residents.

DAILY UPDATE – WEDNESDAY JUNE 3, 2020

Please see below for the daily update for Wednesday June 3, 2020, which includes a summary of the current COVID-19 situation at Northwood.

Facility cases (total): 345 (no change)

Residents
Total cases: 246 (no change)
Active cases: 3 (no change)
Recoveries: 190 (no change)
Deaths: 53 (no change)

Employees
Total cases: 99 (no change)
Active cases: 2 (no change)
Recoveries: 97 (no change)

Additional information –

All long-term care residents at Northwood Halifax continue to be regularly tested for COVID-19, whether they have symptoms or not. Please be assured that if your loved one tests positive for COVID-19 the family will be contacted by a member of our staff to discuss the test result and the care plan.

DAILY UPDATE – TUESDAY JUNE 2, 2020

Please see below for the daily update for Tuesday June 2, 2020, which includes a summary of the current COVID-19 situation at Northwood.

Facility cases (total): 345 (no change)

Residents
Total cases: 246 (no change)
Active cases: 3 (7 less)
Recoveries: 190 (+7 new)
Deaths: 53 (no change)

Employees
Total cases: 99 (no change)
Active cases: 2 (2 less)
Recoveries: 97 (+2 new)

Additional information –

All long-term care residents at Northwood Halifax continue to be regularly tested for COVID-19, whether they have symptoms or not. Please be assured that if your loved one tests positive for COVID-19 the family will be contacted by a member of our staff to discuss the test result and the care plan.

DAILY UPDATE – MONDAY JUNE 1, 2020

Please see below for the daily update for Monday June 1, 2020, which includes a summary of the current COVID-19 situation at Northwood.

Facility cases (total): 345 (no change)

Residents
Total cases: 246 (no change)
Active cases: 10 (no change)
Recoveries: 183 (no change)
Deaths: 53 (no change)

Employees
Total cases: 99 (no change)
Active cases: 4 (no change)
Recoveries: 95 (no change)

Additional information –

All long-term care residents at Northwood Halifax continue to be regularly tested for COVID-19, whether they have symptoms or not. Please be assured that if your loved one tests positive for COVID-19 the family will be contacted by a member of our staff to discuss the test result and the care plan.