Riverside Health Care, in conjunction with the Northwestern Health Unit, has declared the gastroenteritis outbreak over at Rainycrest Long-Term Care Home, effective Aug. 16.
As such, all social events and activities at Rainycrest have resumed.
All visitors are now welcome, as well.
We still are urging people to refrain from visiting the home when feeling unwell to avoid spreading infections to those most vulnerable: young infants and children, the elderly, and those with other chronic illnesses.
The public is reminded to prevent getting and spreading infections by:
- washing hands often, for at least 15 seconds, with soap and warm water or by using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer; and
- staying at home, if sick, to avoid spreading infections to others.