Interior Health has confirmed a respiratory outbreak at Noric House in Vernon.
The long term care facility, located at 1400 Mission Rd., has five cases among residents in their landing unit.
There are, luckily, no hospitalizations or deaths.
The outbreak was declared on Saturday, April 8 and joins two other in the Okanagan, Kelowna’s Spring Valley Care Centre and the Kelowna General Hospital.
A respiratory infection is generally caused by viruses and bacteria. They are spread through droplets when someone sneezes or coughs.
Visitors are encouraged to avoid Noric House until the outbreak is over.
For more information, visit interiorhealth.ca/health-and-wellness/disease-outbreaks.