March 3, 2017
Mille Lacs Health System continues to see GI illness in both patients and staff. Influenza is also in the community. Visitors to the hospital, nursing home, and assisted living are still restricted, as they have been since Feb.22. Signs at every entrance have been warning people of the precautions and restrictions needed to prevent both from getting sick yourself or infecting others. Masks and gloves are provided at each entry.
The health system has activated a team of medical professionals and management to complete short and long-term planning regarding the outbreak, including daily monitoring of new onset GI symptoms among patients, residents, and employees. Employees are required to stay away from work until they are symptom-free for 24 hours.