Haliburton Highlands Health Services confirmed all staff and residents of Hyland Crest in Minden had tested negative for COVID-19.

HHHS confirms negative results for COVID-19 testing of Hyland Crest staff

Haliburton Highlands Health Services (HHHS) confirmed on Sunday [Feb. 7] that the COVID-19 tests of all staff at Hyland Crest in Minden have come back negative.

“Obviously this is a tremendous relief for everyone but it does not lessen the need for vigilance with infection prevention and control measures. The staff across our entire organization have been doing an exemplary job to date in this regard and I know that we will all continue to do so,” said Carolyn Plummer, president and CEO.

HHHS will continue to closely monitor residents who will remain in isolation for the remainder of the declared outbreak. Staff and essential caregivers, who provide important physical and emotional support to long-term care residents, will continue to participate in mandatory screening as directed by the Ministry of Long-Term Care.