Another COVID-19 outbreak at Elliot Lake hospital

By Rosalind Russell – St. Joseph’s General Hospital in Elliot Lake is facing yet another COVID-19 outbreak.

Jeremy Stevenson, the hospital CEO, says Algoma Public Health declared the outbreak on the third floor in acute care yesterday afternoon.

He says visitor restrictions remain in place allowing only essential caregivers and consideration of compassionate circumstances.

Stevenson adds he would like to remind everyone there are several things that can be done to protect themselves and others from respiratory viruses from washing hands to observing social distancing and respiratory etiquette. 

For more information on respiratory viruses, please contact Algoma Public Health at: (705) 942- 4646 ext. 5404 or contact your family health care provider. SJGHEL will update information on the Hospital outbreak as our information changes or more information becomes available. 

Photo: There has been another COVID-19 outbreak declared by Algoma Public Health at St. Joseph’s General Hospital in Elliot Lake this past Wednesday. Visitor restrictions are in place. Photo provided by St. Joseph’s General Hospital.

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