May 2020 – Information Updates

DAILY UPDATE – SUNDAY MAY 31, 2020

Please see below for the daily update for Sunday May 31, 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.

DAILY UPDATE – SATURDAY MAY 30, 2020

Please see below for the daily update for Saturday May 30, 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 (1 less)
Deaths: 53 (+1 new)

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

Additional information –

Northwood is saddened to announce that an additional resident has passed away due to COVID-19 related complications. We have reached out to the families and loved ones of the resident to express our condolences and offer our support. The entire Northwood community is with them during this difficult time.

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.

On Friday May 29, Medical Director Dr. Barry Clarke recorded a message to the Northwood community. That video is available here.

DAILY UPDATE – FRIDAY MAY 29, 2020

Please see below for the daily update for Friday May 29, 2020, which includes a summary of the current COVID-19 situation at Northwood.

Facility cases (total): 345 (+1 new)*

Residents
Total cases: 246 (no change)
Active cases: 10 (2 less)
Recoveries: 184 (+2 new)
Deaths: 52 (no change)

Employees
Total cases: 99 (+1 new)*
Active cases: 4 (no change)
Recoveries: 95 (+1 new)

Additional information –

*Today’s new case was reflected in yesterday’s announcement from the province.

On Friday May 29, Medical Director Dr. Barry Clarke recorded a message to the Northwood community. That video is available here.

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 COMMUNITY

On Friday May 29, Northwood Medical Director Dr. Barry Clarke recorded a message to the Northwood community. In the video, he addresses the current situation at Northwood’s Halifax facility and provides some insights into the medical response.

DAILY UPDATE – THURSDAY MAY 28, 2020

Please see below for the daily update for Thursday May 28, 2020, which includes a summary of the current COVID-19 situation at Northwood.

Facility cases (total): 344 (no change)

Residents
Total cases: 246 (no change)
Active cases: 12 (no change)
Recoveries: 182 (no change)
Deaths: 52 (no change)

Employees
Total cases: 98 (no change)
Active cases: 4 (no change)
Recoveries: 94 (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 – WEDNESDAY MAY 27, 2020

Please see below for the daily update for Wednesday May 27, 2020, which includes a summary of the current COVID-19 situation at Northwood.

Facility cases (total): 344 (+1 new)

Residents
Total cases: 246 (+1 new)
Active cases: 12 (+1 new)
Recoveries: 182 (no change)
Deaths: 52 (no change)

Employees
Total cases: 98 (no change)
Active cases: 4 (no change)
Recoveries: 94 (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 MAY 26, 2020

Please see below for the daily update for Tuesday May 26, 2020, which includes a summary of the current COVID-19 situation at Northwood.

Facility cases (total): 343 (1 less)*

Residents
Total cases: 245 (1 less)*
Active cases: 11 (1 less)*
Recoveries: 182 (no change)
Deaths: 52 (no change)

Employees
Total cases: 98 (no change)
Active cases: 4 (no change)
Recoveries: 94 (no change)

Additional information –

* – The decrease in cumulative cases is due to a false positive test result from a Northwood resident. Today’s data reflects this adjustment.

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 MAY 25, 2020

Please see below for the daily update for Monday May 25, 2020, which includes a summary of the current COVID-19 situation at Northwood.

Facility cases (total): 344 (+1 new)

Residents
Total cases: 246 (no change)
Active cases: 12 (no change)
Recoveries: 182 (no change)
Deaths: 52 (no change)

Employees
Total cases: 98 (+1 new)
Active cases: 4 (no change)
Recoveries: 94 (+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.

Northwood has updated the timeline of events detailing the COVID-19 outbreak at the Halifax facility.

DAILY UPDATE – SUNDAY MAY 24, 2020

Please see below for the daily update for Sunday May 24, 2020, which includes a summary of the current COVID-19 situation at Northwood.

Facility cases (total): 343 (no change)

Residents
Total cases: 246 (no change)
Active cases: 12 (no change)
Recoveries: 182 (no change)
Deaths: 52 (no change)

Employees
Total cases: 97 (no change)
Active cases: 4 (no change)
Recoveries: 93 (no change)

Additional information –

Northwood has updated the timeline of events detailing the COVID-19 outbreak at the Halifax facility.

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.

On Friday May 22, President and CEO Janet Simm recorded a message to the Northwood community. That video is available here.

DAILY UPDATE – SATURDAY MAY 23, 2020

Please see below for the daily update for Saturday May 23, 2020, which includes a summary of the current COVID-19 situation at Northwood.

Facility cases (total): 343 (+1 new)*

Residents
Total cases: 246 (+1 new)
Active cases: 12 (4 less)
Recoveries: 182 (+5 new)
Deaths: 52 (no change)

Employees
Total cases: 97 (+1 new)*
Active cases: 4 (no change)
Recoveries: 93 (1 less)

* – After a review of data from the Nova Scotia Health Authority, two staff have now been excluded from the Northwood outbreak because they did not work at the facility during their incubation period. So they were not associated with the outbreak in the Halifax facility, and thus have been removed from these statistics.

Additional information –

Northwood has updated the timeline of events detailing the COVID-19 outbreak at the Halifax facility.

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.

On Friday May 22, President and CEO Janet Simm recorded a message to the Northwood community. That video is available here.

Non-perishable drop-offs
During these difficult times, it is important to do what we can for the mental well-being of all Northwood residents. We know that isolation from loved ones is very difficult. Starting on May 26th (using the proper precautions) Northwood is now able to accept family drop-offs of non-perishable items.

Deliveries will only be accepted from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM from Tuesday to Friday. Deliveries are limited to family and substitute decision-makers. At this time, we are not able to accept deliveries from the general public. We are also not able to receive perishable items, including flowers, due to the quarantine process. Due to the closure of our smoking room at our Halifax Campus, we are no longer accepting deliveries of tobacco products. The Bedford Campus however, is still accepting tobacco products. All items must be of a reasonable size. Unfortunately, we are currently unable to accept large items such as chairs and televisions.

All items will be bagged and quarantined for 72 hours. A delivery form will need to be filled out and bagged along with the item. If you wish to bring your loved ones’ change of seasonal clothing, please put the clothing into a suitcase and deliver it to the Centre desk. The suitcase will be quarantined for 72 hours and then the staff will switch the clothing from winter to summer. The winter clothing will then be packed in the suitcase for pick up.

We hope these drop-offs will help in a small way to bring residents and their loved ones closer together during these uncertain times.

Remember to stay safe and practice social distancing.

DAILY UPDATE – FRIDAY MAY 22, 2020

Please see below for the daily update for Friday May 22, 2020, which includes a summary of the current COVID-19 situation at Northwood.

Facility cases (total): 343 (+1 new)

Residents
Total cases: 245 (+1 new)
Active cases: 16 (+1 new)
Recoveries: 177 (no change)
Deaths: 52 (no change)

Employees
Total cases: 98 (no change)
Active cases: 4 (no change)
Recoveries: 94 (no change)

Additional information –

Northwood has updated the timeline of events detailing the COVID-19 outbreak at the Halifax facility.

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.

On Friday May 22, President and CEO Janet Simm recorded a message to the Northwood community. That video is available here.

A MESSAGE TO THE NORTHWOOD COMMUNITY

On Friday May 22, President and CEO Janet Simm recorded a message to the Northwood community. She provided an update into the situation at the Halifax facility, thanked the front line heroes continuing to work tirelessly, and shared her condolences to the families and loved ones of those who have passed due to COVID-19.

DAILY UPDATE – THURSDAY MAY 21, 2020

Please see below for the daily update for Thursday May 21, 2020, which includes a summary of the current COVID-19 situation at Northwood.

Facility cases (total): 342 (+1 new)

Residents
Total cases: 244 (no change)
Active cases: 15 (4 less)
Recoveries: 177 (+3 new)
Deaths: 52 (+1 new)

Employees
Total cases: 98 (+1 new)
Active cases: 4 (+1 new)
Recoveries: 94 (no change)

Additional information –

We are saddened to confirm the death of a Northwood resident due to COVID-19 complications. We have been in touch with the resident’s family and loved ones to offer our sincerest condolences and extend the support of the entire Northwood community.

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.

Non-perishable drop-offs
During these difficult times, it is important to do what we can for the mental well-being of all Northwood residents. We know that isolation from loved ones is very difficult. Starting on May 26th (using the proper precautions) Northwood is now able to accept family drop-offs of non-perishable items.

Deliveries will only be accepted from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM from Tuesday to Friday. Deliveries are limited to family and substitute decision-makers. At this time, we are not able to accept deliveries from the general public. We are also not able to receive perishable items, including flowers, due to the quarantine process. Due to the closure of our smoking room at our Halifax Campus, we are no longer accepting deliveries of tobacco products. The Bedford Campus however, is still accepting tobacco products. All items must be of a reasonable size. Unfortunately, we are currently unable to accept large items such as chairs and televisions.

All items will be bagged and quarantined for 72 hours. A delivery form will need to be filled out and bagged along with the item. If you wish to bring your loved ones’ change of seasonal clothing, please put the clothing into a suitcase and deliver it to the Centre desk. The suitcase will be quarantined for 72 hours and then the staff will switch the clothing from winter to summer. The winter clothing will then be packed in the suitcase for pick up.

We hope these drop-offs will help in a small way to bring residents and their loved ones closer together during these uncertain times.

Remember to stay safe and practice social distancing.

DAILY UPDATE – WEDNESDAY MAY 20, 2020

Please see below for the daily update for Wednesday May 20, 2020, which includes a summary of the current COVID-19 situation at Northwood.

Facility cases (total): 341 (+1 new)

Residents
Total cases: 244 (+1 new)
Active cases: 19 (no change)
Recoveries: 174 (no change)
Deaths: 51 (+1 new)

Employees
Total cases: 97 (no change)
Active cases: 3 (4 less)
Recoveries: 94 (+4 new)

Additional information –

Northwood is heartbroken to confirm that an additional resident has passed away due to complications with COVID-19. During this difficult time, the Northwood community has offered its support and condolences to the loved ones of the deceased resident. We stand strong with them and share in their pain.

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 MAY 19, 2020

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

Facility cases (total): 340 (no change)

Residents
Total cases: 243 (no change)
Active cases: 19 (6 less)
Recoveries: 174 (+5 new)
Deaths: 50 (+1 new)

Employees
Total cases: 97 (no change)
Active cases: 7 (2 less)
Recoveries: 90 (+2 new)

Additional information –

We are saddened to confirm the passing of an additional Northwood resident due to complications associated with COVID-19. We have been in contact with the resident’s family and loved ones to express our condolences and offer our support. The entire Northwood community is joining them in their grief.

We continue to express our gratitude to those who have made donations to support the Northwood community. To ensure we have enough staff on-site to accept your donation, we ask that you please schedule your donation drop off with Faye LeBlanc by calling 902-719-4299 or by sending an email to fleblanc@northwoodfoundation.ca. We also ask that food items such as sandwiches are individually wrapped when donated. On behalf of the Northwood community – thank you.

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 MAY 18, 2020

Please see below for the daily update for Monday May 18, 2020, which includes a summary of the current COVID-19 situation at Northwood.

Facility cases (total): 340 (+1 new)

Residents
Total cases: 243 (+1 new)
Active cases: 25 (+1 new)
Recoveries: 169 (no change)
Deaths: 49 (no change)

Employees
Total cases: 97 (no change)
Active cases: 9 (no change)
Recoveries: 88 (no change)

Additional information –

During the Victoria Day weekend, Northwood CEO Janet Simm recorded a message updating the Northwood community on the state of the outbreak at the Halifax facility.

We continue to express our gratitude to the numerous groups, organizations and members of the community who have made donations to support the Northwood community. To ensure we have enough staff on-site to accept your donation, we ask that you please schedule your donation drop off with Faye LeBlanc by calling 902-719-4299 or by sending an email to fleblanc@northwoodfoundation.ca. We also ask that food items such as sandwiches are individually wrapped when donated. On behalf of the Northwood community – thank you.

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 COMMUNITY

On Sunday May 17, Northwood President and CEO Janet Simm recorded a message to the Northwood community. She provides an update on the outbreak at Northwood’s Halifax facility, thanks those who have supported Northwood and shares her condolences with the family members who have lost loved ones.

DAILY UPDATE – SUNDAY MAY 17, 2020

Please see below for the daily update for Sunday May 17, 2020, which includes a summary of the current COVID-19 situation at Northwood.

Facility cases (total): 339 (+1 new)

Residents
Total cases: 242 (+1 new)
Active cases: 24 (1 less)
Recoveries: 169 (+2 new)
Deaths: 49 (no change)

Employees
Total cases: 97 (no change)
Active cases: 9 (no change)
Recoveries: 88 (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.

For more information on the steps Northwood is taking to screen staff, residents, tenants and essential service providers, please refer to our screening script document.

We continue to express our gratitude to the numerous groups, organizations and members of the community who have made donations to support the Northwood community. To ensure we have enough staff on-site to accept your donation, we ask that you please schedule your donation drop off with Faye LeBlanc by calling 902-719-4299 or by sending an email to fleblanc@northwoodfoundation.ca. We also ask that food items such as sandwiches are individually wrapped when donated. On behalf of the Northwood community – thank you.

DAILY UPDATE – SATURDAY MAY 16, 2020

Please see below for the daily update for Saturday May 16, 2020, which includes a summary of the current COVID-19 situation at Northwood.

Facility cases (total): 338 (+6 new)

Residents
Total cases: 241 (+6 new)
Active cases: 25 (no change)
Recoveries: 167 (+6 new)
Deaths: 49 (no change)

Employees
Total cases: 97 (no change)
Active cases: 9 (6 less)
Recoveries: 88 (+6 new)

Additional information –

For more information on the steps Northwood is taking to screen staff, residents, tenants and essential service providers, please refer to our screening script document.

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.

We continue to express our gratitude to the numerous groups, organizations and members of the community who have made donations to support the Northwood community. To ensure we have enough staff on-site to accept your donation, we ask that you please schedule your donation drop off with Faye LeBlanc by calling 902-719-4299 or by sending an email to fleblanc@northwoodfoundation.ca. We also ask that food items such as sandwiches are individually wrapped when donated. On behalf of the Northwood community – thank you.

DAILY UPDATE – FRIDAY MAY 15, 2020

Please see below for the daily update for Friday May 15, 2020, which includes a summary of the current COVID-19 situation at Northwood.

Facility cases (total): 332 (+1 new)

Residents
Total cases: 235 (+1 new)
Active cases: 25 (2 less)
Recoveries: 161 (1 less)
Deaths: 49 (+4 new)

Employees
Total cases: 97 (no change)
Active cases: 15 (no change)
Recoveries: 82 (no change)

Additional information – We are saddened to confirm that four additional Northwood residents have passed away due to complications associated with COVID-19. This is a truly heartbreaking time for Northwood, and we’ve been in contact with the families to express our condolences, share in their grieving and offer our help and support. The entire Northwood community is standing with these families and loved ones during this challenging time.

For more information on the steps Northwood is taking to screen staff, residents, tenants and essential service providers, please refer to our screening script document.

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.

We continue to express our gratitude to the numerous groups, organizations and members of the community who have made donations to support the Northwood community. To ensure we have enough staff on-site to accept your donation, we ask that you please schedule your donation drop off with Faye LeBlanc by calling 902-719-4299 or by sending an email to fleblanc@northwoodfoundation.ca. We also ask that food items such as sandwiches are individually wrapped when donated. On behalf of the Northwood community – thank you.

DAILY UPDATE – THURSDAY MAY 14, 2020

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

Facility cases (total): 331 (+3 new)

Residents
Total cases: 234 (+1 new)
Active cases: 27 (37 less)
Recoveries: 162 (+38 new)
Deaths: 45 (no deaths)

Employees
Total cases: 97 (+2 new)
Active cases: 15 (+2 new)
Recoveries: 82 (no change)

Additional information – For more information on the steps Northwood is taking to screen staff, residents, tenants and essential service providers, please refer to our screening script document.

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.

We are so grateful to the numerous groups, organizations and members of the community who have made donations to support the Northwood community. To ensure we have enough staff on-site to accept your donation, we ask that you please schedule your donation drop off with Faye LeBlanc by calling 902-719-4299 or by sending an email to fleblanc@northwoodfoundation.ca. We also ask that food items such as sandwiches are individually wrapped when donated. On behalf of the Northwood community – thank you.

Northwood is collaborating with researchers at Dalhousie University and the Nova Scotia Health Authority on a study of why some people are less likely to develop COVID-19 and why some people who do develop COVID-19 fare better than others. Please click the link below for further details.Dal-Research

DAILY UPDATE – WEDNESDAY MAY 13, 2020

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

Facility cases (total): 328 (+1 new)

Residents
Total cases: 233 (+1 new)
Active cases: 64 (93 less)
Recoveries: 124 (+91 new)
Deaths: 45 (+3 new)

Employees
Total cases: 95 (no change)
Active cases: 13 (5 new)
Recoveries: 82 (5 less)

Additional information – We are heartbroken to announce that three more residents have passed away due to complications related to COVID-19. We have been in touch with the families and loved ones of the deceased residents to offer the support of the entire Northwood community, and to express our sincerest condolences.

We are so grateful to the numerous groups, organizations and members of the community who have made donations to support the Northwood community. To ensure we have enough staff on-site to accept your donation, we ask that you please schedule your donation drop off with Faye LeBlanc by calling 902-719-4299 or by emailing fleblanc@northwoodfoundation.ca. We also ask that food items such as sandwiches are individually wrapped when donated. On behalf of the Northwood community – thank you.

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.

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 – TUESDAY MAY 12, 2020

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

Facility cases (total): 327 (+1 new)

Residents
Total cases: 232 (+1 new)
Active cases: 157 (+1 new)
Recoveries: 33 (no change)
Deaths: 42 (no change)

Employees
Total cases: 95 (no change)
Active cases: 8 (10 less)
Recoveries: 87 (+10 new)

Additional information – We understand that this is a very difficult time for Northwood residents and their families. The support that staff and residents have received from the community has been amazing. Every day we receive donations from various community groups, businesses, and families. As many know, Northwood has ongoing staffing challenges. Receiving and preparing unexpected donations can be very challenging for the Northwood staff but we want to make sure these amazing donations continue. To ensure we have enough staff on-site to accept your donation, please schedule your donation drop off with Faye LeBlanc by calling 902-719-4299 or by emailing fleblanc@northwoodfoundation.ca. We also ask that food items such as sandwiches are individually wrapped when donated. On behalf of the Northwood community, thank you for the overwhelming level of support we’ve received as we continue to battle this outbreak.

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 MAY 11, 2020

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

Facility cases (total): 326 (no change)

Residents
Total cases: 231 (no change)
Active cases: 156 (1 less)
Recoveries: 33 (no change)
Deaths: 42 (+1 new)

Employees
Total cases: 95 (no change)
Active cases: 18 (2 less)
Recoveries: 77 (+2 new)

Additional information – Northwood is saddened to confirm the death of an additional resident. We have been in touch with the family to share our condolences and offer the support of the entire Northwood community, who join them in their grieving.

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 MAY 10, 2020

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

Facility cases (total): 326 (+2 new)

Residents
Total cases: 231 (+2 new)
Active cases: 157 (no change)
Recoveries: 33 (+2 new)
Deaths: 41 (no change)

Employees
Total cases: 95 (no change)
Active cases: 20 (11 less)
Recoveries: 75 (+11 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.

A reminder that to help reconnect residents with their families in a small way, we are now allowing card drop-offs. Drop-offs between 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM. Please no parcels, only cards no larger than 8”x10”. Drop-offs can be made at the Centre Desk Entrance for the Halifax facility, and at the Main Entrance of the Bedford location.

A MESSAGE TO THE NORTHWOOD COMMUNITY

On Saturday May 9, Northwood President and CEO Janet Simm recorded a message to the Northwood community. In this video, she shares her condolences for those who have lost loved ones during the COVID-19 outbreak, expresses gratitude to those who have worked tirelessly on the front lines and provides an update on the situation at the Halifax facility.

DAILY UPDATE – SATURDAY MAY 9, 2020

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

Facility cases (total): 324 (no change)

Residents
Total cases: 229 (no change)
Active cases: 157 (+1 new)
Recoveries: 31 (2 less)
Deaths: 41 (+1 new)

Employees
Total cases: 95 (no change)
Active cases: 31 (7 less)
Recoveries: 64 (+7 new)

Additional information – Northwood is saddened to confirm that an additional resident has passed away due to COVID-19 related complications. The entire Northwood community is mourning the loss of this resident, and we have been in contact with their family and loved ones to express our condolences and share our offer of support during this trying time.

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.

Today, Northwood President and CEO Janet Simm will be recording a video message addressing the Northwood community, which will be shared on this page and via the Northwood social media channels.

DAILY UPDATE – FRIDAY MAY 8, 2020

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

Facility cases (total): 324 (+4 new)

Residents
Total cases: 229 (+2 new)
Active cases: 156 (no change)
Recoveries: 33 (no change)
Deaths: 40 (+2 new)

Employees
Total cases: 95 (+2 new)
Active cases: 38 (6 less)
Recoveries: 57 (+8 new)

Additional information – Northwood is heartbroken to confirm the death of two additional residents as a result of COVID-19 related complications. We have been in touch with the families and loved ones of the deceased to express our deepest sympathies and offer the full support of the entire Northwood community.

Northwood has 33 residents who are deemed recovered by Public Health. This includes the 26 who are at the offsite recovery unit, which has a max capacity of 29.

To help reconnect residents with their families in a small way, we are now allowing card drop-offs. Drop-offs between 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM. Please no parcels, only cards no larger than 8”x10”. Drop-offs can be made at the Centre Desk Entrance for the Halifax facility, and at the Main Entrance of the Bedford location.

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 – THURSDAY MAY 7, 2020

Please note, daily updates will now include total cases, active cases, and recoveries for both residents and employees.

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

Facility cases (total): 320 (+4 new)

Residents
Total cases: 227 (+1 new)
Active cases: 156 (new statistic)
Recoveries: 33 (new statistic)
Deaths: 38 (+3 new)

Employees
Total cases: 93 (+3 new)
Active cases: 44 (new statistic)
Recoveries: 49 (+9 new)

Additional information – Northwood is saddened to confirm that three additional residents have died due to complications associated with COVID-19. The entire Northwood community is grieving with the families and loved ones of the residents who have passed. We have been in touch with the families to offer our support and sincerest condolences during this very difficult time.

Northwood now has 33 residents who are deemed recovered by Public Health. This includes the 26 who are at the offsite recovery unit, which has a max capacity of 29.

For more information on the steps Northwood is taking to screen staff, residents, tenants and essential service providers, please refer to our screening script document.

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 – WEDNESDAY MAY 6, 2020

Starting May 6, Northwood will be changing how its reporting resident recovery totals. The “Resident recoveries” line below will capture all COVID-19 recoveries, including those who are at the off-site recovery unit, which can accommodate up to 29 residents.

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

Facility cases (total): 316 (+2 new)
Resident cases: 226 (no change)
Resident recoveries: 74 (new statistic)
Deaths: 35 (no change)
Employee cases: 90 (+2 new)
Employee recoveries: 40 (+3 new)

Additional information – Northwood now has 74 residents who have recovered from COVID-19. This includes the 26 recovered residents in our offsite recovery unit, which can accommodate up to 29 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.

For a detailed account of the steps and measures taken at Northwood’s Halifax facility in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, please review the updated timeline document.

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 – TUESDAY MAY 5, 2020

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

Facility cases (total): 314 (+7 new)
Resident cases: 226 (+6 new)
Resident recoveries: 26 in the recovery unit (+4 new)
Deaths: 35 (+3 new)
Employee cases: 88 (+1 new)
Employee recoveries: 37 (+12 new)

Additional information – Northwood is saddened to confirm the passing of three additional residents as a result of complications related to COVID-19. We share in the pain of the families and loved ones of the deceased, and express our deepest sympathies. We have been in contact with the families to offer our support.

There are an additional four residents who have been moved to our offsite recovery unit, bringing the total number of residents at unit to 26.

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.

Looking for a way to support Northwood residents? Please consider registering for the Northwood Get Connected program. By registering, you would be volunteering to provide a regular social call to an older adult living alone. Get Connected offers a free weekly connection with a trained volunteer, a friendly connection with someone who knows your name, and a pleasant conversation on topics of mutual interest. For more information, please send us an email or call Volunteer Engagement at 902-454-3353.

DAILY UPDATE – MONDAY MAY 4, 2020

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

Facility cases (total): 307 (+2 new)
Resident cases: 220 (no change)
Resident recoveries: 22 in the recovery unit (+6 new)
Deaths: 32 (+1 new)
Employee cases: 87 (+2 new)
Employee recoveries: 25 (+7 new)

Additional information – We are saddened to confirm the death of an additional Northwood resident as a result of complications due to COVID-19. With each passing, we are heartbroken for the loved ones of the resident and for the entire Northwood community. We have been in touch with the resident’s family to offer our condolences and extend our support.

There are an additional six residents who have recovered, bringing the total number of residents at the off-site recovery unit to 22.

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 MAY 3, 2020

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

Facility cases (total): 305 (no change)
Resident cases: 220 (no change)
Resident recoveries: 16 in the recovery unit (no change)
Deaths: 31 (+6 new)
Employee cases: 85 (no change)
Employee recoveries: 18 (no change)

Additional information – Northwood is very saddened to confirm that six additional residents have passed away due to complications related to COVID-19. This has been an incredibly heartbreaking time, and we send our deepest sympathies and condolences to the loved ones of those who have passed. We have been in direct contact with the families of the residents to share our thoughts and extend our support.

There are still a total of 16 residents who are at the off-site recovery unit.

On Saturday, Northwood President and CEO Janet Simm addressed the Northwood community to provide an update on the situation, share condolences, thank frontline staff and express gratitude for community support.

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 COMMUNITY

On Saturday May 2, Northwood President and CEO Janet Simm recorded a message to the Northwood community. She shared condolences to the loved ones of those who have passed due to COVID-19, thanked the continued valiant efforts of the front line workers, and commended the families of residents and the local community for their cooperation and continued support.

DAILY UPDATE – SATURDAY MAY 2, 2020

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

Facility cases (total): 305 (+6 new)
Resident cases: 220 (+2 new)
Resident recoveries: 16 in the recovery unit (no change)
Deaths: 25 (+2 new)
Employee cases: 85 (+4 new)
Employee recoveries: 18 (no change)

Additional information – Northwood is heartbroken to announce the death of two more residents. This has been a very difficult situation and we express our deepest sympathies to the families and loved ones of the residents who have passed away. We have been in contact with them to offer our support.

There are still a total of 16 residents who are at the off-site recovery unit.

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 – FRIDAY MAY 1, 2020

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

Facility cases (total): 299 (+3 new)
Resident cases: 218 (+2 new)
Resident recoveries: 16 in the recovery unit (+4 new)
Deaths: 23 (+1 new)
Employee cases: 81 (+1 new)
Employee recoveries: 18 (+1 new)

Additional information – Northwood is saddened to confirm the death of one additional resident. This is very difficult news and we extend our deepest sympathies to the families and loved ones of the deceased. We have been in contact with the resident’s next of kin to offer our thoughts and support.

Northwood has transitioned four more residents to our off-site recovery unit. There are now 16 total residents who are at the recovery unit.

If you’re interested in supporting residents during the COVID-19 outbreak, please consider registering for the Northwood Get Connected program. By registering, you would be volunteering to provide a regular social call to an older adult living alone. Get Connected offers a free weekly connection with a trained volunteer, a friendly connection with someone who knows your name, and a pleasant conversation on topics of mutual interest. For more information, please send us an email or call Volunteer Engagement at 902-454-3353.

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.