Case management and contact tracing has revealed that COVID-19 has spread at large in the community of Rainy River, according to the Northwestern Health Unit.
The NWHU is urging the public to practise prevention measures to continue reducing COVID-19 in the Rainy River area. All community members are at risk but seniors are especially vulnerable to severe illness.
COVID-19 has spread in the community at large and has impacted seniors both in the community and in Riverview Manor. Community members can protect seniors by restricting visits to Riverview Manor (which is still in an outbreak) or any other group setting to only essential needs for at least the next week and a half.
Dr. Kit Young Hoon, Medical Officer of Health at NWHU, says, “Follow the guidelines of the province-wide shutdown. Do not gather with people outside of your household, avoid unnecessary travel, and stay at least 2 metres apart from anyone you do not live with. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, self-isolate immediately and arrange to get tested at your local assessment centre,” Dr. Young Hoon says.
Together, we can prevent the spread of COVID-19 by taking actions that protect the health of our families and communities. For more information, visit NWHU’s website at www.nwhu.on.ca/covid19.
To book a COVID-19 test, call the Assessment Centre directly, at 274-3261 ext 4913 for Fort Frances and Emo or ext 6500 for Rainy River.