'I’ve been very fortunate,' Guelph retirement home resident not losing hope amid ongoing outbreak

By Jessica Lovell Reporter | Mon., Feb. 8, 2021

Lloyd Hetherington has already been stuck in his room at Guelph’s Village of Riverside Glen retirement residence for three weeks, and he’s not sure when he will get to leave.

“It’s a long, solitary process,” said Hetherington, who just marked his first anniversary living in the retirement home operated by Schlegel Villages.

The home has been in a COVID-19 outbreak since Jan. 10. The adjacent Riverside Glen long-term care home has been in outbreak since Dec. 17. So far, the facilities have collectively seen 90 residents and 49 staff test positive for the virus. At least five people have died. Residents, including Hetherington, got their first vaccine on Jan. 18.

“We have no idea when it will let up,” said Hetherington, but he said he is not fearful.

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