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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

Update - May 16, 2022

  • There is a COVID outbreak on Quinte 6 at Belleville General Hospital. Care partners on that unit are restricted to essential only and will be determined case-by-case. Any care partners permitted must undergo rapid antigen testing at the screening station (including those who are vaccinated).

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.
  • Due to high community prevalence of COVID, ALL inpatient care partners, regardless of vaccination status, will undergo Rapid Antigen Testing at the screening station.
  • 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 Phase 2 (Yellow Level).