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Riverside Healthcare activates pandemic plan

Riverside's Emergency Planning Team activated its pandemic plan last week in response to COVID-19 and is taking increased precautions to ensure the safety of our patients, residents, clients, staff, professional staff and volunteers.

While the risk of contracting COVID-19 remains low, we are taking increased precautions as a preventative measure.

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New COVID-19 guidelines

The NWHU is sending this media release to bring residents up-to-date with the situation locally, and with new provincial recommendations.Currently in our area, there have not been any positive cases of COVID-19. NWHU is following up on all tests that have been done in the area, and will provide an update if any cases are identified.

Respiratory outbreak at Rainycrest

Riverside Health Care in conjunction with the Northwestern Public Health Unit has declared a Respiratory Outbreak at Rainycrest Long Term Care.

All admissions, transfers, discharges and social activities are cancelled until further notice. Visitors are restricted to immediate family members and caregivers only.

COVID-19 reaching north

A case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in a man from the Sudbury area. He attended the PDAC (Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada) 2020 convention in Toronto, which took place from March 1 to 4. Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) asks that any residents who attended this conference self-monitor for fever and cough until 14 days after departing from the event.