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Emo residents come home

Riverside Health Care said they are pleased to announce the resumption of long-term care services at Emo Health Centre. Emo long-term care residents along with their staff had been temporarily relocated to the Rainycrest long-term care following an air-conditioning system failure at the facility.

The moving of residents, their supplies and clothes took place on Monday and Tuesday.

NWHU: residents are respecting mask wearing policy

Residents in northwestern Ontario are observing the indoor mandatory mask-wearing policy, according to Dr. Kit Young-Hoon, medical officer of health at the Northwestern Health Unit.

Young-Hoon said the health unit is not aware of anything confrontational that has happened, and that they are happy to report that most businesses have no problems with their customers wearing masks.

Prenatal visitation policies updated

In a continued gradual approach to resumption of visits at our hospitals, Riverside has updated its Acute Care Visitation procedure to accommodate additional visitors for prenatal ultrasounds and labouring patients.  These changes are effectively immediately.

Patients requiring a prenatal ultrasound will now be able to designate one (1) person to accompany them to an appointment.