After 18 days of restrictions, the COVID-19 outbreak affecting Sioux Lookout’s Meno Ya Win Health Centre is now over.

The outbreak was first identified on September 26 after two patients were found to be positive, and was declared positive on the afternoon of October 14 after 10 days straight of no new positive cases.

“By expanding infection control measures within the hospital, our outbreak management team acted quickly to contain this outbreak in a short period of time,” says Douglas Semple, President and CEO of SLMHC.

“We would like to express our thanks and appreciation to all our staff for their hard work and dedication to infection prevention and control and keeping our patients, visitors and staff safe during this time.”

A COVID-19 outbreak is declared by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care after at least two cases are found in a specified area within a 14-day period, where both cases could have reasonably acquired their infection within that setting.

More information on visitor restrictions at the facility can be found HERE.