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Older COVID-19 Related Posts


PLEASE NOTE: All posts below related to positive COVID-19 test results of patients or staff at DLC have since resolved.


Outbreak Notifications / Resolutions

June 20, 2021 – Letter to Patients and Families – COVID-19 Outbreak Lodge 4 West (Resolved July 26, 2021)

March 23, 2021 – Letter to Patients and Families – COVID Positive Patient L7 (Resolved)

Tower 6 – Personal Care Home

Jan. 6, 2021 – T6 Outbreak Notification Letter

Jan. 27, 2021 – T6 Outbreak Update Letter

Outbreak RESOLVED February 23, 2021

Tower 3 – Personal Care Home

Jan. 17, 2021 – T3 Outbreak Notification Letter

Feb. 11, 2021 – T3 Outbreak Resolution Letter

Lodge 2 West – Geriatric Rehabilitation:

Jan. 16, 2021 – L2W Patient Case Notification Letter

Jan. 18, 2021 – L2W Outbreak Notification Letter

Feb. 8, 2021 – L2W Outbreak Resolution Letter

Lodge 4 East – Geriatric Rehabilitation:

Dec. 31, 2020 – L4E Outbreak Notification Letter

Jan. 22, 2021 – L4E Outbreak Resolution Letter

Lodge 4 West – Geriatric Rehabilitation:

Dec. 18, 2020 – L4W Outbreak Notification Letter

Tower 5 – Personal Care Home:

Dec. 23, 2020 – T5 Outbreak Notification Letter

Jan. 18, 2021 – Outbreak Resolution Letter – L4W and T5


COVID-19 New Case Notification – Lodge 6

February 1, 2021

Please be advised that at Patient at DLC on Lodge 6 (L6) Chronic Care has tested positive for COVID-19. DLC is connecting with primary contacts of the Patients to ensure they are aware of this as well as our plans to prevent the spread of the illness.  L6 is considered an Acute Care unit and guidelines for declaring an outbreak in Acute Care requires two positive cases.  Therefore, we are not declaring an outbreak on the unit at this time. 

Planning is underway to move this Patient to Lodge 4 East to be co-located with other patients who have tested positive for COVID-19.  We are closely monitoring all Patients for symptoms. Deer Lodge Centre tests all patients and residents experiencing respiratory symptoms to determine the cause of their illness. This includes testing for COVID-19. Primary contacts will be notified if their family member is being tested along with any results.

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COVID-19 Outbreak Update – Tower 6

January 27, 2021

Please be advised that (1) Resident on Tower 6 – Personal Care Home Unit has tested positive for COVID-19.  Tower 6 declared an outbreak on the unit on January 6, 2021 and this is the first COVID-19 positive test result received since declaring the outbreak.

We are working closely with Infection Prevention and Control and the Provincial Public Health office to identify close contacts to the affected individual. Planning is also underway to move this Resident to Lodge 4 East to be co-located with other patients who have tested positive for COVID-19.

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Positive Test Results for a DLC Patient – Lodge 4 East

December 30, 2020

Please be advised that a patient at DLC on Lodge 4 East (L4E) Geriatric Rehabilitation Unit has tested positive for COVID-19. DLC is connecting with primary contacts of the Patients to ensure they are aware of this as well as our plans to prevent the spread of the illness. 

Read full memo for more information…


Positive Test Results for a DLC Patient – Lodge 4 West

December 17, 2020

Please be advised that a patient at DLC on Lodge 4 has tested positive for COVID-19. DLC is connecting with primary contacts of the Patients to ensure they are aware of this as well as our plans to prevent the spread of the illness.

Read full memo…


Positive Test Results for a DLC Patient – Lodge 2

December 14, 2020

Please be advised that a patient at DLC on Lodge 2 has tested positive for COVID-19. DLC is connecting with primary contacts of the Patients to ensure they are aware of this as well as our plans to prevent the spread of the illness.

We are closely monitoring all patients for symptoms. DLC tests all patients and residents experiencing respiratory symptoms to determine the cause of their illness. This includes testing for COVID-19. Primary contacts will be notified if their family member is being tested along with any test results.

Read full memo for more details…


Positive Test Results for DLC Employee

December 7, 2020

A Deer Lodge Centre Employee on Lodge 6 received a positive test result for COVID-19. Although the risk of transmission is low, increased cleaning of high touch surfaces and equipment has been implemented. In addition, nursing staff on the unit are conducting twice daily symptom checks and vital sign monitoring of patients. Primary contacts for each patient on the unit have been notified.

We continue to work closely with Public Health to ensure all steps are taken to minimize risk to patients, residents, families, and staff. We have further enhanced safety and infection prevention protocols to ensure we are taking every step to prevent any possible transmission.

At this time there are no COVID-19 positive patients or residents at Deer Lodge Centre. If any patients / residents are exhibiting respiratory symptoms they will be tested for the cause of their illness, including for COVID-19. If your family member is being tested, you will be contacted directly.

We appreciate your concern for your loved one. Our top priority is the care of our residents and patients. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Client Relations at 204-831-2963 or email us at info@deerlodge.mb.ca.  You can request a status update on your loved one by calling our Patient & Resident Inquiries Hotline at 204-833-1760.

If you recently visited the facility and have questions or concerns about your own health, please contact Health Links-Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or toll-free 1-888-315-9257.

Thank you.


Positive Test Results for DLC Employees

November 27, 2020

This week two Deer Lodge Centre Employees received positive test results for COVID-19. The employees work on the following units:

(1) – Lodge 3 West Special Needs Behavioral Unit

(1) – Lodge 6 Chronic Care Unit

We continue to work closely with Public Health to ensure all steps are taken to minimize risk to patients, residents, families, and staff. We have further enhanced safety and infection prevention protocols to ensure we are taking every step to prevent any possible transmission.

At this time there are no COVID-19 positive patients or residents at Deer Lodge Centre. If any patients / residents are exhibiting respiratory symptoms they will be tested for the cause of their illness, including for COVID-19. If your family member is being tested, you will be contacted directly.

We appreciate your concern for your loved one. Our top priority is the care of our residents and patients. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Client Relations at 204-831-2963 or email us at info@deerlodge.mb.ca.  If you would like to request a status update on your loved one, please call our Patient & Resident Inquiries Hotline at 204-833-1760.

If you recently visited the facility and have questions or concerns about your own health, please contact Health Links-Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or toll-free 1-888-315-9257.

Thank you.


COVID Positive Notification

November 4, 2020

To Family and Friends of Deer Lodge Centre (DLC) Patients and Residents

This message is to advise you today a DLC staff member on Lodge 4 has tested positive for COVID-19. We want to ensure you are aware of this, as well as to share our plans to prevent the spread of the illness.

read the full memo


Visitation Update

October 31, 2020

The Province of Manitoba has moved the Winnipeg Region to Red critical status for Pandemic response and announced changes to visitation in Hospitals and Personal Care Homes effective Monday, November 2, 2020. The visitation restrictions apply to Deer Lodge Centre and this means we will be reducing the Designated Visitor number to one from the current two. Exceptions to the restrictions will be on a case-by-case basis as outlined by Public Health.

read the full memo


Latest Information on DLC Outbreak – Tower 3

October 27, 2020

Dear Family Members of Patients and Residents,

This message is to advise you that two Deer Lodge Centre staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. One is a staff member from a non-clinical area. The other is a staff member from the 3rd floor.

read the full memo

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