This resource guide for managers of residential care facilities in Fraser Health will assist with preventing, recognizing and controlling outbreaks of gastroenteritis in their residences.

This document is consistent with principles of:

  • Always following Standard Precautions as outlined in your facility Infection Control Manual;
  • Initiating Transmission Based Precautions as indicated in specific situations, and as outlined in your facility Infection Control Manual; and
  • Following the advice and direction of your infection control practitioner.

This document was developed by Fraser Health Public Health Services in consultation with the Fraser Health Residential Care Infection Control Committee.