COVID-19 Outbreak Declared Over at St. Leonard’s Community Services, Youth Resource Centre

Scan of newspaper article about a Covid -19 outbreak.

Brantford, ON - June 10, 2021 The COVID-19 outbreak that had been declared at the St. Leonard's Community Services Youth Resource Centre has now been been confirmed to be over by the Brant County Health Unit. Our regular residential services are once again open and available for referrals. Of course, St. Leonard's Community Services will continue to operate with enhanced COVID-19 precautionary procedures in place.

Earlier, from May 26, 2012:

The Brant County Health Unit has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at St. Leonard’s Community Services, Youth Resource Centre after a client tested positive for COVID-19. In a congregate living setting, an outbreak is defined as one or more cases of COVID-19 in a resident or staff member associated with the facility.

For privacy and security reasons, the identity of the individual who tested positive will not be disclosed. The Brant County Health Unit has directed the individual to self-isolate and together with St. Leonard’s Community Services, will be working to identify close contacts and to advise of next steps.

Upon receiving the notification of an outbreak, St. Leonard’s Community Services began to implement its Epidemic and Pandemic Plan and is working closely with the Brant County Health Unit to ensure appropriate measures are in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the facility and in the community.

At this time, St. Leonard’s Community Services, Youth Resource Centre will not be admitting any new clients. Youth Resource Centre is working with community partners in order to provide safe, emergency shelter for clients in need during this time. Clients seeking shelter supports are encouraged to contact the Youth Resource Centre at (519) 758-9644 for referral support. Additionally, St. Leonard’s Community Services, Crisis line (519) 759-7188 or 1 (866) 811-7188 remains open and crisis counsellors will continue to assist individuals in need of support.

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