Visitor restrictions in place at Newmarket Place were officially lifted Wednesday march 14th, 2018.
A respiratory outbreak has been declared among long term care residents at Newmarket Place in Tisdale. Symptoms associated with respiratory illness were first reported among five residents on February 18, 2018.
Symptoms include congestion and coughing. An outbreak is declared when a minimum of three residents, patients, clients or staff display symptoms of respiratory illness in a twenty-four hour period. Visitors of long term care residents in Newmarket Place are being restricted as the result of the outbreak.
Precautions have been put in place to help contain and minimize the spread of the virus.
“INFLUENZA viruses are circulating in communities. People may carry the virus without being symptomatic and can transfer it to others,” said Dr. Mohammad Khan, Medical Health Officer, Saskatchewan Health Authority, “Proper hand washing with warm water and soap for at least 24-30 seconds is one of the most effective means of preventing the spread of communicable diseases.”
Visitors to Newmarket Place are being restricted until further notice, with the exception of those visiting residents that are extremely ill. Individuals should check with the facility if they have any questions or concerns.
Saskatchewan Health Authority Media Release- February 20, 2018