Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit Working Closely with Farm to Manage Outbreak

NORFOLK COUNTY – The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit continues to work closely with Scotlynn Group to actively manage an outbreak of COVID-19 at residences of migrant agricultural workers at a farm.

Of the 90 test results received so far, 85 workers have tested positive, while approximately 25 workers are showing symptoms of the disease. Five of these workers are in hospital.

The Delhi Community Health Centre is assisting in the response and has sent a team to evaluate symptomatic workers. The clinical staff is developing a plan to monitor these workers. As part of the public health management plan, Health Unit staff are contacting individuals who have been in close contact with a worker for further evaluation.

The liaison officer for the Mexican consulate has been updated and is available to speak to workers. As well, the federal agency that supervises the temporary foreign worker program is aware of the outbreak.

The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit is working closely with the employer, Norfolk’s Emergency Operations Centre, Norfolk General Hospital, and the Delhi Community Health Centre to create an effective health management plan to protect the health and wellbeing of migrant workers and the community.