The COVID-19 outbreak at Fort Frances’ Rainycrest Long-Term Care Home has been declared over by leadership with the Northwestern Health Unit, and all staff and residents have been tested.

The outbreak was declared on February 27 after two staff members tested positive for COVID-19. However, their cases were considered resolved by March 1 by the NWHU, as immediate re-tests of the asymptomatic staff members both returned negative, and they weren’t identified as “active” cases.

In response to the growing concern of COVID-19 in the community, anyone who has travelled outside of the Rainy River district, with the exception of Nestor Falls or Onigaming, will be required to self-isolate for 7 days before visiting Rainycrest, with proof of a negative COVID-19 test.

The NWHU adds over the past two days, residents at Rainycrest, the Rainy River Health Centre and Emo Health Centre all began receiving their second dose of COVID-19 vaccinations, as well as first doses for long-term care staff and caregivers.

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COVID-19 outbreak at Rainycrest, two staff test positive