ESTEVAN - The residents and staff of the Estevan Regional Nursing Home (ERNH) have had to contend with an outbreak of the COVID-19 virus.
The outbreak was first declared on Sept. 9, but wasn’t listed on the Government of Saskatchewan’s website until Sept. 14. Initially, the Saskatchewan Health Authority said 10 residents and two staff members at the ERNH have tested positive for COVID-19.
As of Monday afternoon, those numbers have grown to 14 residents and three staff members with the virus.
In an email to the Mercury, Bill Carney, a media relations specialist with the Saskatchewan Health Authority, said all 17 are showing “minor” symptoms of the virus.
Of the 55 residents at the nursing home, 98 per cent have been fully vaccinated, Carney said.
Infection Control and Public Health have been working with management and staff at the nursing home to implement outbreak control measures to mitigate the effects of this outbreak.
The facility is currently at level 3, allowing for compassionate care visitors.
The ERNH did not have a case of COVID-19 for well over a year after the pandemic hit Saskatchewan in March 2020.