Hugh: NL Records 26 New COVID-19 Cases, Sets New Restrictions for Long Term Care Homes and Rotational Workers

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Since the media briefing yesterday, there are 26 new cases of COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador, all located in the Eastern Health region. There are 285 active cases, with no one in hospital with the virus. During Saturday’s video health briefing, new restrictions were announced for personal and long term care homes. Such facilities must suspend group activities and activities outside the home immediately. Visitation is also limited to one essential visitor per resident. That visitor will also be screened prior to entry. Another new measure is that rotational workers who return to the province must self-isolate from family members for 14 days. They are also no longer eligible for early testing. Dr. Janice Fitzgerald stressed the importance of adhering to Public Health measures and reiterated the circumstances around being at Alert Level 5.

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