Island Health has declared two outbreaks over, while three additional long-term care outbreaks have been declared.
Outbreaks declared over:
Selkirk Seniors Village long-term care home in Victoria
In total, one resident case was attributed to this outbreak. The outbreak remained limited to the third floor of the home.
Selkirk Seniors Village assisted living in Victoria
In total, one resident case was attributed to this outbreak. The outbreak remained limited to the sixth floor of the home.
Selkirk Seniors Village is owned and operated by West Coast Seniors Housing Management.
Staff at these homes are to be commended for their excellent work delivering high quality, compassionate care under challenging circumstances.
Outbreak protocols will now be ended at the sites. Enhanced infection prevention and control measures and monitoring of staff and residents for symptoms will continue.
Veterans Memorial Lodge long-term care home in Victoria
Four resident cases have been identified related to this outbreak. The outbreak declaration is limited to units B3 and A2 at this time.
Veterans Memorial Lodge is owned and operated by Broadmead Care Society.
Sunset Lodge long-term care home in Victoria
Eleven resident cases have been identified related to this outbreak. The outbreak declaration is limited to the third floor of the home at this time.
Sunset Lodge is owned and operated by Salvation Army.
Sidney Care Home long-term care home in Sidney
One resident case has been identified related to this outbreak.
Sidney Care Home is owned and operated by The Care Group.
The case numbers reported in this bulletin are cases that have been confirmed via PCR testing or follow up from Island Health’s case and contact management team.
In general, the following outbreak response protocols have been implemented at the sites:
- No admissions or transfers to affected units;
- Essential visits can continue in outbreak units and sites;
- Staff movement will be limited wherever possible;
- No congregate dining or group activities for residents of affected units;
- Enhanced cleaning and infection control measures will continue;
- Residents, families and staff are being notified;
- Enhanced screening of all staff and residents for symptoms;
- COVID-19 testing as determined by the Medical Health Officer and Infection Prevention and Control.
During this time, Island Health will support the sites to take any further actions required and answer questions from staff, residents and family members.
Island Health has implemented comprehensive strategies to prevent and respond to COVID-19 in long-term care, acute care, assisted living and licensed care facilities.
For more information about COVID-19, please visit: www.islandhealth.ca/covid19.