Possible Exposure to COVID-19 at Weeneebayko General Hospital

To our community members:

The Weeneebayko Area Health Authority is confirming that with Moose Factory Health Centre and the Porcupine Public Health, we are currently investigating an exposure to Covid-19 to patients who attended Weeneebayko General Hospital on May 12, 13, and 15th.

At present, contact tracing is taking place. All individuals who attended and were seen during those days mentioned above are identified as potentially being at risk. If you were seen on the above dates and have not been contacted then you are not considered at risk. As more information becomes available, we will be providing updates.

At this time, we recommend that everyone continue to monitor for symptoms. If any symptoms develop, isolate immediately and call your local assessment centre or your health care provider to arrange testing.

Symptoms can include:

• Fever

• Sore throat/hoarse voice

• New or worsening cough

• Loss of sense of taste or smell

• Shortness of breath

• Nausea, vomiting

• Runny nose/nasal congestion

• Diarrhea

In some cases, atypical symptoms could develop, such as, unexplained fatigue or malaise, muscle aches, delirium, unexplained or increased number of falls, acute functional decline, exacerbation of current chronic conditions, chills, headaches, croup, conjunctivitis.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Moose Factory Health Centre at 705-658-4220 or the Porcupine Health Unit at 705-336-2294 x 326 for more information.

To reduce the risk of exposure, please continue to follow public health measures:

• Wash your hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer

• Sneeze and cough into your sleeve

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth

• Stay home and isolate for 14 days if you have any symptoms

• Practice 2 m physical distancing

• Wear a mask in indoor public spaces and outdoors when physical distancing of 2 metres/6 feet cannot be maintained.

Should you have questions, please contact WAHA at 705-658-4544 or visit our website for continued updates.

Thank you,

Dr. Elaine Innes, Chief of Staff, WAHA

Lynne Innes, President & Chief Executive Officer, WAHA

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