Island Health has declared four outbreaks over, while declaring three new outbreaks.
Outbreaks declared over:
Glacier View Lodge long-term care home in Courtenay
In total, 22 resident cases and six staff cases were attributed to this outbreak.
Glacier View Lodge is owned and operated by Glacier View Lodge Society.
Sidney All Care long-term care home in Sidney
In total, nine resident cases and four staff cases were attributed to this outbreak.
Sidney All Care is owned and operated by All Care Canada.
Wexford Creek long-term care home in Nanaimo
In total, 41 resident cases and four staff cases were attributed to this outbreak.
Wexford Creek is owned and operated by Park Place Seniors Living.
Veterans Memorial Lodge long-term care home in Victoria
In total, 49 resident cases and 15 staff cases were attributed to this outbreak.
Veterans Memorial Lodge is owned and operated by Broadmead 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.
Berwick House Gordon Head long-term care home in Victoria – Brio unit
Four resident cases have been identified related to this outbreak. The outbreak declaration is limited to the Brio unit.
Berwick House is owned and operated by Berwick Retirement Communities.
The Heights at Mt. View long-term care home in Victoria – 6th floor, west wing
Six resident cases have been identified related to this outbreak. The outbreak declaration is limited to the west wing on the 6th floor.
The Heights at Mt. View is owned and operated by Baptist Housing.
Greenwoods long-term care home on Salt Spring Island
Seventeen resident cases and five staff cases have been identified related to this outbreak.
Greenwoods is owned and operated by Greenwoods Eldercare 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 sites:
- 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.