Island Health COVID-19 outbreak updates

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

Outbreak declared over:
Nanaimo Seniors Village - assisted living side

In total, 15 resident cases and one staff case were attributed to this outbreak.

The outbreak on the long-term care side of Nanaimo Seniors Village remains active.

Staff are to be commended for continuing to deliver high quality, compassionate care while diligently following outbreak protocols.

Outbreak protocols will now be ended on the assisted living side of Nanaimo Seniors Village. Enhanced infection prevention and control measures and monitoring of residents and staff for symptoms will continue.

New outbreak:
Wexford Creek long-term care home in Nanaimo – 1st floor

Four resident cases have been identified related to this outbreak. The outbreak declaration is limited to the 1st floor of the home.

Wexford Creek is owned and operated by Park Place Seniors Living.

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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