Rehabilitation Unit COVID-19 outbreak declared over

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Cambridge Memorial Hospital, in consultation with the Region of Waterloo Public Health, has declared an end to the COVID-19 outbreak in the Rehabilitation Unit (Wing B, level 3). The outbreak was first declared on January 4, 2022. There has not been a new case of COVID-19 in that unit for the past 10 days.  

In total, 16 patients and 7 staff contracted the virus.

Enhanced cleaning measures, safety audits and the added staff-only spaces for breaks remain in place. Visitor restrictions remain 100% virtual as there are still three active outbreaks within the hospital. Many thanks to Rehabilitation Unit, Environmental Services, Health Safety & Wellness and Infection Prevention and Control staff for their vigilance to contain the virus and their commitment to safety throughout the outbreak.

Three COVID-19 outbreaks remain active at CMH:

  • The Inpatient Surgery Unit COVID-19 outbreak was declared Jan. 7. Nine (9) patients and ten (10) staff have been infected. The earliest possible end date to this outbreak is February 3.
  • The Medicine B Unit COVID-19 outbreak was declared on Jan. 19. At this time, ten (10) patients and no (0) staff have been infected. The  last case detected was on February 1, which targets the earliest possible end date to February 10, if no cases are found.
  • Inpatient Mental Health was declared on January 30. Four (4) patients have been infected during this outbreak. The earliest possible end date to this outbreak February 8, if no new cases arise.