Two Vernon facilities are dealing with respiratory infection outbreaks.
Interior Health reported an outbreak at the Polson long-term care centre, in the Fintry North units, as of April 17. The outbreak affects 12 people.
A respiratory outbreak at Noric House was also declared April 8.
The long term care facility, located at 1400 Mission Rd., has impacted 11 people.
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 both facilities until the outbreak is over.