The Regional Municipality Of York


Long-term care resident tests positive for COVID-19

Statement from York Region Medical Officer of Health Dr. Karim Kurji:

"A female long-term care resident in her 70s recently tested positive for COVID-19 at Markhaven Home For Seniors in the City of Markham. The long-term care home had been experiencing a respiratory outbreak and York Region Public Health Inspectors visited and ensured all proper protocols in place were being strictly adhered to. The tests were submitted as part of that protocol. Our investigation on the source of the infection is ongoing, as are implementation of additional measures.

People who are elderly, have other medical conditions or reduced immunity seem to be more vulnerable. Only essential visitors should be permitted to enter and must continue to be actively screened into these settings. Those who fail screening should not be permitted to enter. Essential visitors are those who have a resident who is very ill or requiring end-of-life care.”

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