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COVID Outbreak Status at QHC Hospitals

Quinte Health Care’s COVID-19 outbreak numbers can be viewed on the Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) COVID-19 Dashboard. They will no longer be reported on the QHC website.

The HPEPH dashboard is updated Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays around 11am.

QHC’s current outbreaks are in these areas of our hospitals:

Belleville General Hospital - Endoscopy (staff outbreak)

Belleville General Hospital - Quinte 6 (closed to care partners and visitors during outbreak)

Belleville General Hospital - Sills 3 (closed to care partners and visitors during outbreak)

The following control measures are in place at Quinte Health Care:

  • Active daily screening of staff and all patients for COVID-19 symptoms
  • Mandatory vaccination of staff – All staff and physicians are required to be fully vaccinated (two doses); booster vaccines have also been broadly distributed through a series of in-hospital clinics, further reducing the risk of infection and spread.
  • Mandatory use of appropriate PPE – All staff and physicians are expected to pay strict attention to PPE requirements throughout the hospital.
  • Proof of vaccination is required for all care partners and visitors (few exceptions apply, but in the rare situations when an exception is made, COVID testing is mandatory)
  • Care partners and visitors now must have a negative antigen test before visiting inpatients -- As cases continue to rise in the community, effective immediately, any vaccinated care partners or visitors coming to QHC hospitals to see an inpatient will be required to have a rapid antigen test administered upon entry. They will not be permitted to visit if the antigen test is positive.
  • Cohorting of COVID positive or suspect patients – Any patients identified suspected, probable or confirmed COVID positive patients are being co-located in a COVID-designated area, or isolated in place.
  • Strict adherence to thorough hand hygiene practices
  • Enhanced environmental cleaning – Increased cleaning on units and increased cleaning of equipment shared between patient rooms.

Quinte Health Care’s hospitals remain fully operational and are a safe place to receive care. QHC’s Care Partner and Visiting Policy remains at its most restrictive phase – RED. Additional restrictions for units in outbreak or on outbreak watch.

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