The COVID-19 outbreak at Kenora’s Pinecrest Home for the Aged has grown to 20 residents.

Assistant Administrator and Human Resources Manager with Pinecrest, Michelle Spencer, says the majority of residents within the unit are unable to adhere to isolation requirements, and 20 of the 21 residents within the unit have tested positive for the illness.

The outbreak was first reported on October 28. This is Pinecrest’s fifth COVID-19 outbreak this year. Staff are reminding the public to always wear a mask around their residents at all times.

Visitor guidelines are as follows in Unit 4:

- 1 designated essential caregiver for COVID-19-positive residents with mask, PPE,
- Visits should remain in the resident’s room when possible,
- 2 designated essential caregivers for residents in other units,
- No visitors under the age of 18 are allowed,

There are no changes for Units 1, 2 or 3.