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COVID outbreak at Rainycrest

By Randy Thoms Oct 11, 2023 | 1:24 PM

Rainycrest Long Term Care, undated. Image: Randy Thoms/Acadia Broadcasting

Rainycrest Long Term Care is dealing with a COVID outbreak.

The Fort Frances home says it is limited to patients in the Special Care Unit.

As a result, the home is limiting patients to no more than two visitors or caregivers at a time.

Visits with patients must take place in the residents’ room.

Exceptions are being made for palliative care visits.

Rainycrest is also placing restrictions on admissions, transfers, discharges, and large group activities involving the unit.

Masks are also a requirement.

All visitors and staff must wear one when inside the building.

Officials say it is being done as an extra precaution.

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,
• Maintaining good cough and sneeze etiquette (into a tissue, your sleeve or elbow),
• Putting all used tissues in the garbage right away,
• Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, or mouth, and
• Staying at home if sick to avoid spreading infections to others,
• Visitors should only visit one Resident per visit in outbreak areas,
• N95 masks will be required by both staff and visitors, facility-wide,
• Additional PPE to be worn as instructed when visiting anyone in isolation.