Under the guidance of Medical Health Officer Dr. David Torr, an outbreak has been declared at The Meadows long-term care facility in Swift Current due to the presence of an unconfirmed illness. Samples have been sent to the Roy Romanow Provincial Laboratory to confirm the illness type.
Due to this declaration, please consider the following:
Public Health and Infection Control team members are actively involved and are providing guidance into the ongoing steps being taken to manage the illness. We strongly emphasize that everyone do what they can to prevent the spread of illness/sickness to others. Frequent and proper hand-washing, staying home when ill, and enhanced cleaning of hard surfaces within your homes/businesses should always be the normal practice, especially going into cold and flu season.
Further updates will be provided as they are available.