Island Health has declared four outbreaks over, while declaring one new outbreak.
Outbreaks declared over:
Cowichan District Hospital – 2 Central medicine unit
In total, eight patient cases were attributed to this outbreak. The outbreak remained limited to the 2 Central medicine unit.
The Gardens at Qualicum Beach long-term care home
In total, 12 resident cases and seven staff cases were attributed to this outbreak. The outbreak remained limited to the Windsor Unit. The Gardens at Qualicum Beach is owned and operated by Trillium Communities.
Chartwell Malaspina Care Residence long-term care home in Nanaimo
In total, six resident cases and three staff cases were attributed to this outbreak. The outbreak remained limited to the Sandpiper unit.
Chartwell Malaspina is owned and operated by Chartwell Retirement Residences.
Echo Village long-term care home in Port Alberni
In total, 27 resident cases and 11 staff cases were attributed to this outbreak. Echo Village is owned and operated Alberni-Clayoquot Continuing Care Society.
Staff are to be commended for continuing to deliver high quality, compassionate care while diligently following outbreak protocols.
Outbreak protocols will now be ended at the sites. Enhanced infection prevention and control measures and monitoring of residents and staff for symptoms will continue.
Sidney Care Home long-term care home in Sidney
Three resident cases have 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 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.
For more information about COVID-19, please visit: www.islandhealth.ca/covid19.