Statement: COVID-19 Outbreak Declared Over

Update:

As of February 25, 2021, the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) has declared the COVID-19 outbreak at Men’s Mission to be over.

Mission Services of London is entirely grateful for the hard work and perseverance of every staff member throughout the outbreak and the broader pandemic. We are also very thankful for the support of the MLHU, the City of London, and our community partners.

Infection control measures will continue to be implemented at Men’s Mission, as well as all other Mission Services of London branches, to protect the health and safety of staff, volunteers, and participants.

Mission Services of London is currently experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak at its Men’s Mission location. The outbreak was declared by Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) on January 9, 2021.

Since the onset of the pandemic, we have closely followed the guidance of MLHU and will continue to do so throughout this matter. At this time, MLHU is following up with anyone identified as a close contact of the cases. Close contacts will be notified and asked to self-isolate while monitoring for symptoms. COVID-19 testing is also being facilitated for individuals who are identified as requiring a COVID-19 test.

MLHU is advising those who work, live, or access services at Men’s Mission to monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms and to seek testing should any symptoms develop.

As outlined in our Pandemic Plan, which has been vetted and approved by MLHU, staff members who test positive for COVID-19, experience symptoms of the virus, or who have been in close contact with a positive case have left the workplace to self-isolate at home. Any clients who test positive for COVID-19, experience symptoms of the virus, or who have been in close contact with a positive case are referred to an isolation space where they can continue to receive vital services such as shelter and meals.

At this time, MLHU has not observed mass ongoing transmission within the Men’s Mission facility. All Mission Services of London branches of service continue to take several measures to prevent the spread of the virus, including heightened and stringent cleaning practices, proper and consistent use of PPE, physical distancing, and educating staff and clients about essential COVID-19 precautions. Learn more about steps being taken at missionservices.ca/morecovid19updates.

If you would like to support our efforts at this critical time, please visit our COVID-19 Response Fund web page: missionservices.ca/covid-19-response-fund.

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