Effective yesterday evening, the public is restricted from visiting at Rainycrest Home for the Aged here due to the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in Toronto and other parts of Canada.
The restriction is in force until further notice.
Exception will be made for compassionate reasons, such as palliative care, but all visitors will be screened before entrance to the facility is allowed.
As reported in yesterday’s Times, visitor access has been restricted at La Verendrye hospital and the Emo and Rainy River Health Centres since Tuesday afternoon.
In other news, a book fair that had been planned to be held at La Verendrye on Saturday has been moved to the Fort Frances Public Library due to the SARS restrictions at the hospital.
It will run at the library from 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.