COVID-19 Update

The safety and well-being of residents and long-term care staff at the Huronview and Huronlea Homes for the Aged is priority for the County of Huron.

The following preventative measures are in place as of March 31:

Indoor and outdoor visits
  • Masking is required for all visitors and caregivers indoors, with the exception of when in the resident’s room they are visiting or providing care to.
  • Proof of vaccination is no longer a requirement for visitors.
  • There is no limit on the number of indoor or outdoor visitors for a resident.
  • Passive screening (self-check) for visitors and caregivers continues.

All in-home visits are subject to the Home’s health and safety protocols.

In-home visits and virtual can be booked by emailing for Huronview and for Huronlea. Visiting hours are from 9:00AM to 8:00PM.

Day and overnight absences (medical, compassionate, temporary or short term)

COVID-19 testing is no longer required for residents returning from absences. Monitoring of resident health and illness continues.

Please note that health and safety procedures are subject to long-term care outbreak regulations and may change at any time.

Short term absences

Resident Short-Term absences and overnight absences are permitted for social and essential purposes.

Short Term and Overnight Absences can be booked by emailing for Huronview and for Huronlea.

Isolation and testing
  • Residents who become symptomatic will immediately be isolated and tested for COVID-19. If a resident tests positive for COVID-19, they will remain isolated from other residents.
  • If a staff member tests positive for COVID-19, contact is traced back to prevent spread, and they will not be permitted to return to work until approved.
  • Any resident readmitted from the hospital will be tested and results received prior to returning to the Home.


Personal protective equipment for staff

All resident care staff will continue to wear personal protective equipment as directed by the Ministry of Health and as appropriate to their role, duties, and contact with others.

Staff continue to practice proper masking and stringent hand hygiene.