Bracebridge Hospital lifts COVID outbreak restrictions
Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare (MAHC), confirmed yesterday that the COVID outbreak at the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital (SMMH) in Bracebridge is over.
The MAHC says the outbreak lasted eight days, and in total 17 patient cases and nine staff cases were attributed to the outbreak.
Visiting to the hospital has resumed in line with MAHC’s current visiting policy that allows an inpatient to have two visitors per day between 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and visitors must wear a mask at all times in the building.
Despite the outbreak status being lifted, there are COVID-positive patients in hospital and others being monitored for exposure that while in isolation cannot have visitors unless approved by special circumstance.