Staff with the Northwestern Health Unit have confirmed an outbreak of COVID-19 at Benedickson Court, a seniors housing complex in Kenora.

An outbreak at a seniors housing complex is declared when one laboratory-confirmed case of the virus is found within a resident or staff member.

The health unit is working closely with the complex to put further infection control practices in place. Follow-up with the person involved and their contacts has been completed according to protocols, and close contacts will be reached directly by NWHU staff.

“In addition to practising personal prevention measures, only essential visitors should enter Benedickson Court during this time of increased risk,” says Dr. Kit Young Hoon, Medical Officer of Health at NWHU.

The Kenora region has seen a 1.5 per cent positivity rate this week, the highest rate our area has seen since the pandemic started. The public is reminded to be vigilant with personal preventive measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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