Visitor restrictions are have been removed for the all units at Mont St. Joseph Home after a respiratory outbreak was declared over on Monday, April 23, 2018 by Dr. Khami Chokani, Medical Health Officer.
Details of outbreaks declared over are:
- Mont St. Joseph Home (Spruce Meadows Unit), Prince Albert – Six residents and one staff members developed acute respiratory symptoms in earlier this month. Laboratory tests have confirmed Human Metapneumovirus. Mont St. Joseph Home is a 120-bed long-term care facility in Prince Albert. The outbreak did not affect access to the other units in the facility. Outbreak was declared on April 16, 2018.
The Saskatchewan Health Authority reminds the public that proper hand hygiene reduces the risk of getting or spreading illnesses. Visitors to any health care facility are asked to perform hand hygiene upon entering and leaving the facility. Anyone who is ill is also asked to not visit any health care facility, whether it is on outbreak status or not.
For more information or to arrange interviews contact:
Doug Dahl, Communications Officer
306-765-6409 or 306-961-6217