COVID-19: a residence for elderly persons affected in the Gaspé

COVID-19: une résidence pour personnes âgées touchée en Gaspésie

A member of the staff of a seniors ‘ residence of Maria in the Gaspé peninsula has been declared positive, the COVID-19. And other members of the staff and residents of the Manoir of le Havre have also contracted the virus.

The employee does not return from abroad, but would have gone in a different region of the province before the new measures announced Saturday on the movement between the regions. The person is back to work and felt the symptoms after two days. She was immediately placed in isolation.

Other members of the staff of this residence that employs a score of persons of the same that residents are strongly suspected of having contracted the COVID-19.

Three residents are currently hospitalized. The staff and residents were placed in isolation. All measures to limit the spread of the virus within the residence have been taken, to ensure the health authorities in gaspé.

The families of elderly people who live at the Manor house of Havre de Maria have been contacted.

The employee infected had to be transferred to a hospital centre in Québec. The integrated Centre of health and social services of the Gaspésie had no information concerning his state of health.

The Manor of le Havre to Maria hosts 30 people, or 13 in an intermediate resource, and 17 residents in the private.

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