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December 3, 2020

Outbreak declared at Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre site of Hamilton Health Sciences

In consultation with Hamilton Public Health Services, Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) has declared an outbreak of COVID-19 on the E3 unit at Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre (JHCC) after two staff members and one patient tested positive for the virus. The staff members are now in self-isolation at home.

E3 is a medicine unit and is currently closed for admissions. No visitors are currently allowed on the unit except on compassionate grounds. Staff working on the unit will not work anywhere else until the outbreak is declared over.

All health care workers on E3, as well as any staff who may have spent prolonged periods of time on the unit, are currently being tested. Additionally, HHS is working with Hamilton Public Health to identify and inform individuals who may be contacts.

The unit is being thoroughly cleaned and disinfected, above already enhanced cleaning practices.

Patient care continues to be provided safely.