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Another COVID Outbreak At The Hospital

By Tim Davidson Nov 15, 2022 | 4:36 PM

Another COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at Lake of the Woods District Hospital.

This comes just one day after the hospital warned of an increase in respiratory illness at the Emergency Room, including COVID-19.

The Hospital’s Infection Control team is investigating the origin of the outbreak and is working with the Northwestern Health Unit to ensure effective control strategies.

Due to the outbreak, hospital-wide visitor restrictions have been implemented.

Limited exceptions may apply to end of the life patients as well as other extenuating circumstances.

Essential Care Partners are not considered visitors.

They are always allowed in the hospital if they meet the criteria. Examples of when an ECP may be required include:
 Patient is unable to communicate effectively or has a language barrier  Patient has intellectual or developmental disabilities
 Patient needs medical or special assistance
 Patient has a cognitive impairment
 Patient needs mental health support
 Patient needs support for discussions of life-altering care, decisions, or goals of care.


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