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Second Ottawa long-term care home worker dies of COVID-19

The man who died had worked at the Peter D. Clark Centre, in Centrepointe, and is the first city employee to die of the virus.
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Entrance to Peter D. Clark long-term care home / Google Maps

Another personal support worker in Ottawa has died after testing positive for COVID-19.

The man who died had worked at the Peter D. Clark Centre, in Centrepointe.

"To honour the individual's memory, I have asked that the flag be flown at half-mast at the Peter D. Clark long-term care home from today until sunset of the funeral service," said Mayor Jim Watson.

The first Ottawa personal support worker to died of COVID-19 was an employee of the Madonna Care Community, an Orleans long-term care home run by Sienna Senior Living. This is the first time a city employee has died of the virus.

"It does it home, and obviously has a very traumatic impact on the individual's colleauges at the Peter D. Clark Centre," said Watson.

The name of the employee was not released by the city, but officials say their thoughts are with the employee's family and friends.

"These people put forward so much of their time, their effort, to help protect some of our most vulnerable," said Councillor Keith Egli, the chair of the Ottawa Board of Health.

The Peter D. Clark Centre is one of 24 Ottawa institutions currently dealing with COVID-19 outbreaks. The city says infection protocols remain in place at the home, to prevent any further spread.


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