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Northcott Care Centre:  4209 48 Avenue, Ponoka, Alberta
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  Northcott Care Centre
  COVID-19 UPDATES

Updated may 4, 2021


We are pleased to report that currently we have no known cases of Covid-19 involving residents or staff. Please refer t the attached link for the latest CMOH order 16-2021 which you can copy and paste into your browser.


https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/a410e296-5901-4623-9d26-b2e4d5d18238/resource/1f641c33-cdb0-4ea5-b86a-bb4e1e8b8ba1/download/health-cmoh-rec



Updated March 19, 2021


We are pleased to report that currently we have no known cases of Covid-19 involving residents or staff. While the news is positive, we are seeing a rise in variant cases in the province. There is no guarantee that the vaccines work for these variants so it is important that we all remain diligent in our PPE practices. The vaccine should protect people from severe complications in the event they become Covid-19 positive. In response to Dr. Hinshaws latest order, in the event staff or residents are tested positive for any of the variants we are required to isolate residents and restrict visitation. Thank you for your ongoing support.


Updated February 4, 2021

Currently we have no known cases of Covid-19 involving staff or residents. The majority of our residents have received their 2nd of 2 doses of the vaccine. We are confident that we are seeing the end of this outbreak however there is some concern relative to the new variants as well as the relaxation of lock downs. As a result, we plan to remain diligent with respect to our processes. We would like to thank our excellent staff for their continued hard work as well as the families of our residents for their tremendous support. 


Updated January 20, 2021

Currently we have no known active cases of Covid-19 involving residents or staff. Originally residents were scheduled to receive their 2nd of 2 doses on January 28th. This has been changed to January 21st. Staff are also in the process of gradually receiving their 2nd dose. 


Updated January 15, 2021

Currently we have no known active cases of Covid-19 involving residents or staff. Staff are currently in the process of receiving their 2nd of 2 doses of the vaccine.
 

Updated January 8, 2021

Currently we have no active Covid-19 cases involving residents or staff. 


Updated December 31, 2020

We are pleased to report that today we vaccinated all consenting residents with the Moderna vaccination. The 2nd dose will be received on January 28th. Thank you to all our terrific staff in helping to make this happen. The majority of staff have also received their vaccination. 


Updated December 29, 2020

We are pleased to report that all test results for staff and residents have come back negative. Staff are currently in the process of being vaccinated. 


Updated December 24, 2020

We are pleased to report that Northcott residents are scheduled to be vaccinated on December 31st assuming they provide consent. The second vaccination for residents will be administered January 28, 2021. Staff are currently being vaccinated. Today we completed our second round of swabs for residents and staff. Thanks to all the families who continue to provide us with their support. 


Updated December 21, 2020

We are pleased to report that all resident test results have come back negative. We are awaiting the remaining test results for staff. Out of an abundance of caution we will be testing residents and staff again on December 24th. 


December 17, 2020

Currently we have 2 COVID positive staff members.  We have put additional precautions in place and have sent an update to our primary contacts.  We will keep you posted to any changes.   

Northcott has been selected in the first group of long term care centres in the zone to receive vaccination for their staff. We expect the process to commence next week.