Island Health COVID-19 outbreak updates

Island Health has declared one outbreak over, while declaring one new outbreak.

Outbreak declared over:
Beacon Hill Villa long-term care home in Victoria

In total, 29 resident cases and two staff cases were attributed to this outbreak.

Beacon Hill Villa is owned and operated by West Coast Seniors Housing Management.

Staff are to be commended for their excellent work delivering high quality, compassionate care under challenging circumstances.

Outbreak protocols will now be ended at the site. Enhanced infection prevention and control measures and monitoring of staff and residents for symptoms will continue.

New outbreak:
Rest Haven Lodge long-term care home in Sidney

Four resident cases have been identified related to this outbreak.

Rest Haven Lodge is owned and operated by Broadmead Care Society.

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 site:

  • Essential visits and single designated visitor visits will continue;
  • No congregate dining or group activities;
  • Staff movement will be limited wherever possible;
  • Enhanced cleaning and infection control measures will continue;
  • Residents, families and staff are being notified;
  • Enhanced screening of all staff and patients for symptoms.

During this time, Island Health will support the sites to take any further actions required and answer questions from staff, patients 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. 

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