COVID outbreak closes part of hospital in Elliot Lake

By Rosalind Russell – St. Joseph’s General Hospital Elliot Lake had to close its third floor due to  a COVID outbreak.

Hospital CEO Jeremy Stevenson says the closure comes after Algoma Public Health reported circumstances forcing the closure to all visitors on the acute care floor except for designated staff.

He says it is the second facility operated by the hospital to be closed to visitors due to an outbreak following the closure of St. Joseph’s Manor on October 8th.

Stevenson adds the public will be updated when the health unit removes the orders.

Photo: The St. Joseph’s General Hospital has had to shut down its third floor to visitors due to an outbreak of COVID. The local manor is also closed to visitors due to a COVID outbreak announced there on October 8th. Photo provided by SJGH and used with permission.

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