Those waiting to see loved ones in Kinistino will now have a chance.
© Daily Herald staff
The visitor restrictions placed at Jubilee Lodge in Kinistino were lifted on Friday. The restrictions were put in place due to a respiratory outbreak.
The outbreak was declared July 16, prompting the Prince Albert Parkland Health Region to isolate individuals who showed symptoms.
During the outbreak signage was in place to inform staff and visitors that an outbreak was in effect. Visitors were asked to reschedule their visits until after the outbreak.
In total, 12 residents and eight staff members at the 30-bed long-term care facility showed respiratory illness symptoms. Laboratory testing is currently being done to determine the organism involved in the outbreak.
Luckily the outbreak did not affect access to the Kinistino Health Centre, located in the same building.
In order to keep the spread of respiratory illness, including colds and influenza, the health region reminds people to practice proper hand hygiene and cough etiquette.
Visitors at any health care facility are asked to wash before entering and after leaving to help stop the spread of germs. Also, anyone who is ill is asked not to visit any long-term care facility.