Lakeview Pioneer Lodge Says Little Change

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Today Lakeview Pioneer Lodge had little to report. The six residents who were transferred yesterday to hospitals in Melfort and Nipawin continue to remain stable and are reported to be doing well. A couple of staff have been able to return to work but with the health regulations it will continue to be a slow process to get everyone back. Administrator and CEO Michael Lummerding is reported to be feeling well enough to begin helping to manage some of the workload from home as he continues to recover from the virus which is another piece of good news. Individuals who are isolating either from a positive COVID-19 test result or have been in contact with someone who tested positive must remain in isolation for 14 days.

Thirty two residents remain at the Lodge with ten experiencing some respiratory concerns, but there has been no reported change with the resident in intensive care in Victoria Hospital in Prince Albert. The individual family members who joined the volunteer force at the beginning of last week continue to provide care to and assistance with their loved ones but are required to follow very strict regulations and have received training in the appropriate manner of donning and doffing PPE and following the safety protocols mandated by the Ministry of Health and Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Saqib Shahab.

In today’s update from the provincial government, our area, North Central Zone 3 reported 158 active cases and 32 new infections. It remains crucial that we continue to do all we can to minimize the risk of transmission. One hundred and ninety seven individuals are in hospitals due to the COVID-19 virus province-wide. The Ministry of Health has received guidance from the manufacturer of the Pfizer vaccine that will permit public health to move the Pfizer vaccine into long term and personal care homes and clinic locations within the communities where it is being distributed. This will start in Prince Albert immediately.

Carol Baldwin, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Wakaw Recorder