Prescott and Russell Residence in Hawkesbury. Photo: James Morgan

COVID-19 outbreak ends at Prescott and Russell Residence

After more than two months, the COVID-19 outbreak at the Prescott and Russell Residence in Hawkesbury is officially over.

The United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR) and the Prescott and Russell Residence announced on Monday, December 21 that the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) has declared the COVID-19 outbreak ended.

The UCPR is offering a sincere thanks the employees, the residents, and their families, for their support and assistance throughout this situation.

The outbreak began on October 7 and affected 109 residents and many of the employees at the facility.  The situation resulted in 15 resident deaths due to COVID-19.

As a result of the outbreak, the facility was extremely short on staff.  Paramedics and Red Cross personnel were sent to the Prescott and Russell Residence to assist with resident care and facility operations.


James Morgan

James Morgan is a freelance contributor. He has worked for several print and broadcast media outlets. James loves the history, natural beauty, and people of eastern Ontario and western Quebec.

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