CEO Statement: COVID-19 outbreak at Horizon’s Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation is officially over

Updated: Dec. 7, 2020 | Posted: Dec. 4, 2020 

The COVID-19 outbreak at Horizon’s Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation (the Centre) in Fredericton is officially over today.

An outbreak at the Centre was declared on Nov. 22 after an employee’s test was positive for COVID-19 on Nov. 21. All inpatients were immediately tested and isolated, all staff were tested, all visitors were restricted, and scheduled appointments were cancelled at the Centre.

It has been 14 days (one complete incubation period) since the first and only positive case at the Centre. There have been no new positive cases and there are no new symptomatic patients or employees.

All patients in the facility and staff who were in direct contact were re-tested to confirm the end of the outbreak, which has been officially declared over by Horizon’s Infectious Disease Specialist, Dr. Brandyn Chase, and Dr. Na-Koshie  Lamptey, Regional Medical Officer of Health.

Patients and families have been notified. Scheduled appointments will resume Monday, Dec. 7, 2020  and visitors will once again be allowed in the Centre.

Please note:  Visitor restrictions and active screening remain in place for all outpatients, visitors and support persons.

I want to acknowledge the hard work of the staff at the Centre and of all our Horizon employees who stepped up to stop the spread of COVID-19 while continuing to provide necessary care. And thank you to our patients and their families for your patience and cooperation through this time.

This situation has proved that our continued success depends on supporting each other as we work through the pandemic together.

Karen McGrath
President and CEO