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CEO Statement: COVID-19 Outbreak Declared at Horizon’s Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation

(FREDERICTON) November 22, 2020 - Horizon and Public Health are investigating a potential COVID-19 exposure at Horizon's Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation (the Centre) in Fredericton.

As this is a high-risk situation, Horizon is declaring an outbreak at the Centre.

Effective immediately, Horizon is restricting all visitors at the Centre and cancelling scheduled appointments until further notice. Affected patients and families have been notified.

An employee tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, Nov. 21. The employee is self-isolating.

All patients who were in contact with the employee when the employee may have been infectious had rapid testing for COVID-19 on Sunday, Nov. 22 and tested negative. All affected patients have been isolated.

All staff who were in contact have had COVID-19 testing. As a precautionary measure, all other employees at the Centre will be tested for COVID-19. 

Effective Monday morning, all staff and physicians at the Centre will participate in active screening for COVID-19 symptoms.

Karen McGrath

President and CEO

Horizon Health Network

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