An outbreak of COVID-19 has been declared at the Riverview Manor in Rainy River. Staff have determined there have been exposures to the virus that are linked to the facility.

The Northwestern Health Unit is reporting 7 active cases of COVID-19 in the Rainy River District. Five of those cases were reported yesterday. 

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.

Staff say they’re working closely with the Rainy River District Services Administration Board, who operate the facility, to minimize the impact of COVID-19 on residents and the community. They note that control measures are in place, and an inspection of the building has taken place.

The NWHU is encouraging residents to take additional steps to protect yourself and seniors in the building. They include:

- If you have symptoms, get tested as soon as possible.

- If you live in the building and don’t have symptoms, consider getting tested by calling 274-3261, extension 6500.

- If you have symptoms such as cough, fever or fatigue, stay home until your are feeling better, stay distant from those you live with and any others.

- Only essential visitors should come to your home, and both you and the visitor should wear a mask and spend as little time together as possible.

- Use hand sanitizer or wash your hands before leaving the apartment, when you enter the building or elevator, and when you arrive back in your apartment.

Riverview Manor is an assisted living service facility for seniors, which provides personal supports and care. The building has 14 apartments for seniors over 60 years of age, and staff work inside the building on the second floor.

For more information: 
Five new cases of COVID-19 reported