The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) is providing an update on the cluster of COVID-19 cases in linked to Lloydminster Hospital.
There have been no new cases of COVID-19 reported related to the Lloydminster Hospital cluster since May 7, 2020. Ongoing risk assessment by public health and the Medical Health Officer will continue, and existing screening, testing and outbreak protocols will continue to be followed.
It is everyone’s responsibility to self-monitor, which means paying attention to new symptoms and monitoring your temperature. Information and reference sheets to assist in self-monitoring are available at saskatchewa.ca/covid19. Self-monitoring does not mean you must self-isolate, but rather to have a plan on how to quickly self-isolate if developing a fever, cough or difficulty breathing. If symptoms develop, call HealthLine 811 or your health provider for evaluation and advice.
It is important for everyone to continue to follow the guidelines for hand washing, physical distancing, self-monitoring and self-isolating shared by provincial and municipal governments to continue to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect our most vulnerable populations. Together we can make a positive difference in our community by reducing the spread.
The current guidelines at Lloydminster Hospital remain in place until otherwise notified. These guidelines, which were effective April 29, 2020, include cohorting patients in separate units in the hospital. COVID-19 patients will continue to be admitted to Lloydminster Hospital. Non-COVID-19 patients requiring admission may be diverted to another hospital.
Key emergency department, emergency surgical and obstetrical services remain available at Lloydminster Hospital and the public is reminded to access emergency and obstetrical services at Lloydminster Hospital when required. Visitor restrictions remain in effect for Lloydminster Hospital as they are for all Saskatchewan health facilities.
The health and safety of our patients and the employees who care for them is of utmost importance to the Saskatchewan Health Authority, and keeping the people we serve and our employees and physicians healthy and safe is paramount to the work we do each and every day.