No patient cases, no COVID outbreak at SFMH

January 18, 2021

As COVID-19 cases continue to increase across Ontario and beyond, the number of Renfrew County COVID cases is also on the rise, including in the Barry’s Bay area.

With this in mind, it is essential that all members of the public adhere to the Public Health measures and restrictions outlined in Ontario’s Stay-At Home order enacted on January 13, 2021. This includes staying home unless it is essential to go out, only gathering indoors with those who live in your household, limiting outdoor gatherings to five people and distancing or wearing a mask.

As announced on January 11, a member of the St. Francis Memorial Hospital healthcare team tested positive. Since then, two individuals associated with the first case have tested positive. Both have been isolating per Public Health guidance and have not been at the hospital since the first case was identified.

The hospital has not been declared in outbreak, as these cases do not meet the Ministry of Health definition of an outbreak in a public hospital.

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Low risk associated with COVID-19 case at
St. Francis Memorial Hospital

January 11th, 2021

A positive case of COVID-19 has been confirmed amongst the healthcare team at SFMH in Barry’s Bay. However, hospital administration reassures the public that it is still safe to come to the hospital.

“We want to reassure the community that we have been working closely with many stakeholders, regional partners and our medical staff, as well as both the Renfrew County District Health Unit and Ottawa Public Health to ensure that we are responding effectively and efficiently to this matter. The safety of our patients, staff, physicians and members of our community is our highest priority,” stated Julia Boudreau, SFM CEO.
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