As flu outbreak hits nursing home, Health P.E.I. reminds visitors to mask up – CBC

Masks still mandatory in health-care facilities

Nov 28, 2022

For the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, health officials have declared a flu outbreak on Prince Edward Island.

The outbreak is on the Sunrise Place Household at Prince Edward Home and though there are just a few confirmed cases, it has the CEO of Health P.E.I. pleading to Islanders to follow the rules, and wear a mask in health-care facilities.

“We’re getting more and more people visiting our health-care facilities who aren’t masking, and we have at least some indication in this outbreak that likely it was brought in by family members, and here we go,” said Dr. Michael Gardam.

“We end up having to close that unit to new admissions, which means it might back up the hospital sending people there, which might back up the ER. So there’s a lot of downstream consequences.”

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