Universal masking is required at LHSC facilities. View our current COVID-19 measures.

COVID-19 Outbreak Information

This page will be updated when an outbreak is resolved or declared. 

Current active outbreaks
Updated January 25, 2023

Alert Level Two Outbreak - COVID-19 at Victoria Hospital- B9 200 Orthopedics and Trauma

Alert Level Two Outbreak - COVID-19 at University Hospital- U8 General Surgery

Alert Level Two Outbreak - COVID-19 at Victoria Hospital- B91 General Surgery

Alert Level Two Outbreak - COVID-19 at Victoria Hospital- B92 Orthopaedic Surgery

Please note: Patient and staff numbers may fluctuate as we investigate each positive case to determine whether it is linked to an outbreak.

For a full list of units with COVID-19 resolved outbreaks please see our Accountability page. 

*Outbreak-associated numbers are provided for each unit in current active outbreak. These outbreak-associated numbers differ from the patient and staff status totals which present a current snapshot of positive cases at LHSC, including those unrelated to outbreak(s).

Patient Information

The hospital remains open, and it is important that you do not delay seeking care for any urgent or emergent needs. 

If you are a patient with an appointment or surgery, please visit the service changes page to learn about changes in clinical services. Your care team will reach out directly if they need to make changes to your scheduled appointments or procedures.

We recognize that the changes in our service delivery cause uncertainty for our patients and their loved ones. Any patient whose appointment or procedure is impacted by these further reductions will receive direct communication from their care team. 

Caregivers, Visitors, and Families

Please visit the visiting the hospital section to learn about the current visitor policy, entrance restrictions, and opportunities to stay virtually connected with your loved one.

Outbreak management

Unit-level outbreaks for COVID-19 are declared, in partnership with the Middlesex-London Health Unit, as soon as there are two or more confirmed positive cases among patients or staff that could have possibly been acquired on an inpatient unit. After 14 days with no new cases, the unit level outbreak is declared over in consultation with the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU).

LHSC has worked in partnership with Middlesex-London Health Unit to implement several measures to address the COVID-19 Outbreaks, to ensure the safety of all patients, caregivers/families/visitors, staff, and physicians.