Outbreak Declared: Pinewood Court

Outbreak Declared

January 15, 2017 - Officials at the Health Unit and Pinewood Court, located at 2625 Walsh Street East, have declared a facility-wide outbreak of a gastrointestinal illness. This is in addition to the previously declared respiratory outbreak also affecting the entire facility.

Admissions, transfers, discharges and social activities have been canceled until further notice. Visitors are restricted to family members and caregivers only, so please call the facility for more information. 

The Health Unit is urging people to stay at home and refrain from visiting hospitals, long-term care facilities and retirement homes when feeling unwell to avoid spreading infections to those most vulnerable: young infants and children, the elderly and those with other chronic illnesses.

The Health Unit reminds the public to prevent getting and spreading infections by:

  • Washing hands often, for at least 15 seconds with soap and warm water, or by using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Staying at home if sick to avoid spreading infections to others.

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News Type
Institutional Outbreak
Health Topics
Diseases & Infections