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Welcome to Huron Lodge

COVID-19 Updates

In accordance with Windsor Essex County Health Unit guidelines, an outbreak has been declared at Huron Lodge. We are working closely with the Windsor Essex County Health Unit to implement any additional steps as required to manage the outbreak. Please be assured that aggressive infection control protocols have been and continue to be in place as well as the requirement for personal protective equipment.

All residents and staff at Huron Lodge continue to receive regular and ongoing COVID-19 testing as directed by our on-site physician and per public health and ministry guidelines. Staff are also tested weekly as per Ministry of Long Term Care directives. Our staff and on-site physician continue to provide exceptional care for and close monitoring of all residents regardless of test results. Should your family member’s situation change, we will contact you directly.

Our residents – your loved ones – remain our focus and priority.​

Vaccination Opportunity

Vaccination for Residents - Moderna Information/Consent

​​As announced by the Windsor Essex County Health Unit, the Moderna vaccine is now available to long-term care homes.

As per the direction of the medical officer of health, asymptomatic individuals that are not isolating as a positive case or high risk exposure for COVID-19 are eligible to receive the vaccine. All eligible Huron Lodge residents received their first dose on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. The second dose will be given in accordance with directives in 28 days.

Moderna Vaccination Consent Form for Huron Lodge Residents 

Additional Information Documents: 

  1. Vaccine Fact Sheet for Long-term Care Homes
  2. COVID-19 Prepackage Fact Sheet
  3. Pfizer and Moderna Vaccine Information Sheet
  4. COVID-19 After Care Sheet​

Vaccination Information for Designated Caregivers - Pfizer Information/Consent

On January 5, 2021, Huron Lodge was made aware that the Pfizer vaccine was an option for eligible designated caregivers, and the scheduling of appointments was to be coordinated by the long-term care home. As a result, administration worked according to direction and within the system provided to us to facilitate appointments. As of January 8, 2021, we have been advised that the resources available at the St. Clair College SportsPlex are being directed to focus on vaccinating frontline health care workers, and, as a result, appointments for designated caregivers have been paused.

Please do not contact Huron Lodge regarding the vaccination of caregivers, as those decisions are being made at a broader systems level and are outside the control of Huron Lodge or the City of Windsor. We will continue to keep families and caregivers updated with information as it becomes available. We will resume facilitating vaccination appointments when advised that we can do so. If you have delivered proof of vaccination to Huron Lodge, please pick it up when you next attend the home, as only a copy is needed for our records. Designated caregivers should retain the original documents.

Pfizer Vaccination Consent Form for Designation Caregivers

Additional Information:

Vaccination Information for Staff

Both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines have been made available to front line staff at Huron Lodge. 

We are sharing the latest information as provided to us to keep our families as informed as we are. We recognize that circumstances may change, and we will continue to follow the direction of the medical officer of health, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Long-Term Care.

The following outbreak protections are currently in place for designated caregivers:

  • No visitors are allowed, with the exception of two designated caregivers on a rotational basis as determined by Huron Lodge.
  • No outside food, drink, gifts or any other items are to be brought in for residents.
  • Designated caregivers are asked to only bring in essential, personal items that are absolutely required for your stay.
  • Designated caregivers are being asked to assist their family member with meal service and other personal supports that may be needed at the request of Huron Lodge staff.​
  • Active symptom screening of staff and designated caregivers: Homes must screen all those entering the home and screen those in the home twice daily (including temperature checks) with the exception of emergency first responders.
  • Designated caregivers must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test within the last 7 days.
  • Designated caregivers must wear surgical/procedure masks and face shields at all times for the full duration of the visits in the long-term care home.  Masks must cover the nose, mouth and chin at all times while on the premises. There will be zero tolerance for non-compliance.
  • Designated caregivers must remain in their family member's room at all times while on the premises, except when entering and exiting the building.
  • Window visits are currently suspended in order to reduce traffic both in and around the building.

We sincerely understand that these are very challenging and stressful times for everyone. Please know that the established protocols for designated caregivers, staff and residents have been put in place in order to move the home out of outbreak status as quickly and safely as possible.

We thank you for your understanding and ongoing support. 

Alina Sirbu
Administrator/Executive Director 
Huron Lodge Long Term Care Home

​Connecting by Telephone

Our dedicated staff are working diligently to provide care and support to residents, which means our telephones are not always answered immediately.  Please ring the appropriate nursing station extension as noted below and leave a message with the information you are requesting. Messages are checked throughout each shift, and we will respond to your inquiry at our first opportunity.​ 

Call (519) 253-6060​.

Home Area and Extension

Poplar: 48311

Willow: 48321

Maple: 48322

Magnolia: 48331

Hickory: 48332

Dogwood: 48431

Sycamore: 48342

For more general information on COVID-19 in Windsor-Essex County and Ontario:

​Windsor-Essex County Health Unit 

Ministry of Long Term Care ​ 

COVID19 in Ontario

Exterior photo of Huron Lodge with a sign reading "City of Windsor Huron Lodge" 

Huron Lodge is a long-term care home that is operated by the City of Windsor. We are a home committed to ensuring that all of our 224 residents receive the best care and services possible. This is achieved through our resident’s first approach and the belief that a long-term care home is primarily the home of its residents. Our focus is on maintaining independence and supporting resident choice while providing an enriching quality-of-life experience. If you think Huron Lodge is the right place for you, click on the link below to watch a virtual tour or contact the social work department to book a tour.

Learn more about Huron Lodge by watching our virtual tour:

Photo of the exterior of Huron Lodge with a play button to indicate it links to a video. 

For more information or to book a tour:

Mercedes Buhagiar, Social Worker
Phone: (519) 253-6060, then press 4 followed by extension 8237