COVID-19 Outbreak declared at Portway Dentistry in Brantford

Published on: May 27, 2021

BRANTFORD, ON – The Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Portway Dentistry located at 230 Shellard Lane in Brantford.

The outbreak was declared on May 26, after two cases of COVID-19 were found in staff members that did not have clear, identifiable transmission sources outside of this establishment.

A workplace outbreak is declared when there are two or more laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases with an epidemiological link in the workplace (e.g., same work area, same shift) within a 14-day period, where cases could have reasonably acquired their infection in the workplace.

As per typical case and contact management protocols, the individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 have been directed to self-isolate for 10 days.

Our case and contact management team has determined close contacts to those that have tested positive for COVID-19 related to this establishment. Those classified as a close contact, have or will be contacted and informed of their exposure.

All others that attended this establishment between May 18-20, who are not contacted, would not be considered a close contact. Anyone who visited this business within the aforementioned time period, who is concerned about a possible exposure or is experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19, can contact the Brant Community Healthcare System to arrange for assessment and testing.

This establishment will remain open. Any high-risk, close contacts to the affected cases identified by BCHU are currently self-isolating.

To learn more about COVID-19, how you can protect yourself and what to do if you suspect you may be at risk, visit or visit Ontario’s website to learn more about how the province continues to protect Ontarians from COVID-19.