Grove in COVID-19 protocol until Nov. 6, staff tests negative

ARNPRIOR – Despite a staff member’s second negative test, the Grove Nursing Home will remain on COVID-19 outbreak protocol until at least Nov. 6

“In response to the Grove Nursing Home’s COVID-19 outbreak that was declared last week, Arnprior Regional Health (ARH) continues to monitor the situation closely,” ARH communications manager Melissa McDermott released in a statement today (Oct. 30). “As per Renfrew County and District Health Unit’s (RCDHU) direction, the home remains on outbreak and will until at least Nov. 6 with the necessary protocols and restrictions in place.”

Since the last update, the affected staff person had a third test (the second re-test) and it came back negative.

“The Grove is not currently awaiting results for any other COVID-19 swabs from staff or residents,” McDermott said.