Newmarket long-term care home issued compliance order amid 4th COVID outbreak
Published Wednesday, March 17, 2021 6:20PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, March 18, 2021 7:30PM EDT
BARRIE, ONT. -- Southlake Residential Care Village in Newmarket has been issued an order of compliance as it deals with its fourth COVID-19 outbreak.
York Region's medical officer of health said the order was issued because of inadequate staffing levels and insufficient infection, prevention and control practices at the long-term care home.
Two residents and 11 staff members have tested positive. One resident has died after becoming infected.
In a statement late Wednesday afternoon, the home said it brought in additional staff, adding it is currently staffed at full complement.
A failure to comply with the order could result in a daily fine of up to $5,000.