Two people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in one of the Valoris group homes are recovering very well and doing better, according to a press release sent out by Valoris on April 8.

They have been in isolation in the residence since Saturday, according to the Valoris press release, and staff is taking increased preventive measures.

Valoris says it was informed on April 7 by the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) that two of the people living in Milieux de vie à l’Érablière group home in Plantagenet had tested positive. Valoris says it is working closely with the EOHU to limit as much as possible the risks related to this situation. All people who may have been in contact with the residents have been identified and informed of the situation, Valoris says.

“We accurately follow the Ontario Public Health guidelines for employees who are required to provice in-person services and this personnel will not work inother sites. If a member of your family lives in a Valoris residence and you have not been contacted, then you are not affected by this situation,” states the press release.

Valoris says it has been following the pandemic situation closely since the beginning of March and that it immediately put preventive measures in place.

Its service centres remain open, but it is greatly limiting traffic by screening before granting access to a centre and telework is in place for the majority of employees. Non-essential programs and services have been cancelled or are offered by alternative means and personal protective equipment has been made available to employees who must respond in person and strict hygiene measures are in effect in service centres and residences, while protocols have been adapted to ensure everyone’s safety.

Those who have questions or concerns can contact Valoris at 613-673-5148 or email: [email protected]